Every generation of teens has been rapped up in this "being cool" act which goes hand in hand with "fitting in". We worry about how to acquire it and how to maintain it, especially who we're impressing with it. I personally feel this "being cool' act alters the soul without ones own self noticing. Today the "cool" act streams from the internet, especially TUMBLR. People strive for having the best edited photo, taken with the best camera just so they can attain the most re-blogs etc. There's nothing wrong with that to a certain extent though, I have some photos of myself floating around because of the reblog button on tumblr but then you begin to become just a photo. There's more to me and I'm sure more to others than just their pretty face and well put together outfit. People are screaming "I love her/him" because of photos and you know nothing about them. I know some people who have others flock toward them just because of the way they look and automatically gets praised for being "cool." But, that person can barely hold a decent conversation, has no self respect, and is extremely disloyal, but remember they're praised for being "cool." I don't like to feed into that hype at all and that's why I entitled the post "take off your cool, i want to see you" because it's honestly a statement I stand by. I don't care about what you're wearing, I don't care about how many followers you have on tumblr, I don't care about the numerous amount of haters you have I care to see who YOU are. A simple, what do you do on your spare time, what's your favorite music, your talents, your interest. The simple questions that gives me a sense of who you are.
I want to see how good of a person you are first before anything, so take off the cool.