How “cool” you look and feel is largely determined by who you choose to associate with.
This is partly why some artists experience a sudden shift in confidence when they move to “creative” communities like Nashville, Los Angeles, or New York City. Although the competition is greater, they no longer feel like black sheep constantly trying to explain themselves to people who don’t understand their eccentric personalities and unconventional lifestyles.
Everyone has their element and life seems to flow much more smoothly for those who discover it and dive in.
As the saying goes, “even a fish looks pitiful when you remove it from the water.”
50% of happiness and success is simply a matter of finding the right crowd.
If you frequently find yourself defending your dreams, being teased as “uncool”, or feeling misunderstood, it might be time to make some new friends.
You may still have some work to do, as far as personal and professional development is concerned, but you still deserve to have someone in your life who can respect you for your innate beauty and God-given brilliance.
So instead of wasting your time trying to hang out with the cool crowd, go find the crowd that thinks you’re cool.
You might be surprised to discover they’re one and the same.
That’s my two cents,