When someone says “That’s cool” or “He/She is cool” we are acknowledging a certain something that makes a person seem different from the norm. Akin to being stylish, I believe being cool is a delicate balance of self-confidence and self-control. It’s more than what you wear because it has to permeate what you do and how you live everyday. You can’t “try” to be cool, you can’t “act” cool, it has to happen organically and for some people it’s almost innate. In a post I wrote called “The 7 Habits Of Stylish People” I talked about style being 70% character and 30% clothing. I truly believe that. The same could be said about being cool. No amount of self-promoting “Machismo” or bravado will make you cool. Cool is knowing & being. It’s watching, saying and doing the right thing at the right time.Cool is observing and listening to everything, then filtering out the things you don’t need. One can be cool if one is generous & has integrity. Cool is humble. Cool is quiet but powerful. Cool is purposeful. Mentoring is cool, Selflessness is cool. Sidney Poitier is cool, Martin Luther King Jr. is cool. Harry Belafonte is cool.
Are you Cool?