“I don’t know if I’m cool or not, but I am incredibly resistant to any effort to make me think I’m uncool.” -Terence Mckenna, Cool Can’t Be Commodified
If you’re not a fun person to be around, you’re either hanging out with the wrong people or you’re pretending to be something you’re not.
Everyone has something to offer, everyone has the power to bring a smile to people’s faces when they enter a room, and everyone deserves to experience the joy of knowing how much their presence means to another human being.
If you’re not experiencing that joy, find a different crowd and start being truthful to what really matters to you.
Life is too ripe with possibility for any of us to waste our time desperately seeking the arbitrary validation of exclusivists and elitists who perceive us as boring and unworthy.
Instead of trying to be cool with the cool kids, be cool with the kids who are cool with you.