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The Problem with Trying to Be Cool

A personal story... As I watched this video of Mr Rogers appealing to the US Senate for funding for his and other shows, I was moved by his absolute humility. He was unapologetically a wonderful human. This has always been an inner struggle for me. Inside, I am quite a shy, gentle person. But somewhere along my time growing up in the 70s and 80s, an idea crept into my thoughts that being "cool" was better than being “good”. And I feel that it was mostly media influences. Maybe it was watching Grease and listening to them sing “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”… making fun of her innocence and the fact that she’d never smoked or drank or had sex. Or Happy Days where everyone wanted to be “cool” like the Fonz… Or the iconic movies like The Outsiders, Pretty in Pink, Revenge of the [...]

By | 2018-10-05T17:53:25+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Categories: Hope, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality, Teen angst|0 Comments