In Naked Conversations, Robert Scoble & Shel Israel remark that blogs are booming these days because they, unlike Corporate America, exhibit "Openness & Honesty & Cool."
Well, as Meatloaf would say, "2 out of 3 ain't bad."
You know, I'm considered "rough around the edges." I've never been cool, although it's something that I have definitely wanted to be, especially in high school.
The other time I was inspired by Cool was after watching co-star in the movie Kissing Jessica Stein. That cute brunette who was actually kissing her? She was definitely Cool, both on screen and off. This beautiful, sexually open-minded, artistic, empowered, loving, caring woman (or at least in the role she played) was definitely Cool, and a role model for me. This wonderful characterological amalgam was, in my limited experience, unprecedented, and very inspiring.
So, there are at least 2 possiblities: I can either become cool, or learn to believe (accept?) than I can be happy and have what I want in life (i.e., "be successful"-- ohhh, the dreaded phrase! Scourge of my life!) without being cool.
A lot of online celebrities and other "successful people" are cool, so perhaps it is something I need to work on. Any tips on just how to do that would be greatly appreciated.
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