We need some good ol’ radicals in being cool. You know, the types that have a vision and an ideological orientation that defies the pragmatics of reality. Stubborn, irritating, aggravating visionaries.
Today, I fear, being cool is beset with a more moderate spirit. People are trying to make a living off of being cool ““ i.e. coolness as a utility to advance a career, gain recognition from peers, or make money. This is fine. But it’s not what I’d expect in the early stage of a movement. Ideological purity in being cool had a very short existence. Instead of building a future foundation, we see instead a foundation to serve for career advancement.
We need more real coolness, you know…. leather jackets and motorcycles.
See the problem?
George, though, is cool.
The post "Cool isn’t so cool anymore" was originally rescued from the bottom of a stangant pond at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2010/01/cool-isnt-so-cool-anymore/) on January 5, 2010.