Sunday, December 11, 2005

Expiration Date
In this post, Contagious mentions an interesting aside - the feeling that 30 year-olds get that they're just not cool anymore. I sort of bristle at the notion that the high school/college years were billed as "the best years of my life". I remember hearing this all the time. I mean, yeah sure I had less responsibility back then and had extra time to dwell on all aspects of "being cool" but I also had barely any money, was nauseous and hungover half the time and had little idea what was beyond the campus cocoon. I think 30 is way cooler than any previous age. You have by far more means to be who you want to be and do what you want to do than at any age previous. To me that's the ultimate cool. Those younger guys wearing the foam-and-mesh and pounding PBR like Cristal? Forget it. They're having to mooch rides from their friends and scavenge for insect infested couches left by the curbside on junk day. Thinking those days were cool is just trying to put a fancy coat of polish on times of poverty and Top Ramen.


At 9:04 AM, Blogger carpoolguy said...

You are as cool as you want to be. It's not about how others evaluate you, it's about how you evaluate yourself. However, in case it matters to you, I think you're cool, but then, I'm way old so you're a cool kid to me.


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