花时间在我们手上的危险之一就是思考问题。这周我是受朋友邀请参加的，其中一项挑战是Facebook，这些挑战将要求您出示十大专辑封面。 My choices are very 俗气的 而我的一部分没有’不想参加。我会被暴露为‘uncool’音乐爱好者。但是我的另一部分几乎想夸大‘cheesy’并以我自己的方式呈现‘coolness’. It got me thinking about what it is to be 凉 and why it either matters or doesn’t matter to be 凉.
这个词‘cool’当然，甚至不再‘on trend’ or ‘cool’。当然，这将是可笑的‘uncool’ for me to use ‘cool’替代品，例如‘sic’. (It isn’t 凉 to try to be a teenager at 51!) When I was 教学， 期限‘cool’用于对特定的学生群体进行分类。而是像有‘jocks’ and the ‘nerds’, there was ‘the 凉 kids’. My understanding is that this was the group that the majority aspired to be one of. I think the 凉 kids were trendy, were a little bit rebellious and most importantly were 流行. Being ‘popular’ made them 凉, and being ‘cool’ made them ‘popular’. It seemed image was a large part of being both 凉 and 流行 and how you presented yourself mattered. As such, it was a fairly shallow measure, but whilst it lacked depth and substance it was largely aspired to.
因此，我想到了一个问题，即冷静是在特定人群中被接受的途径吗？或者，它可以被用作更广泛的术语，以被您希望进入的社会各个部分普遍接受。即使它与我们的行为，社会和文化价值观背道而驰，我们也可能希望冷静地被接受。如果是这样，那不是’想要酷一点可怜，因为肯定足够强大以在人群中脱颖而出，比酷还值得拥有。也许是我们大脑观点的一部分‘being 凉’为负面。这就像吸烟或喝酒，我们可能想要，但我们知道这对我们有害。也许只是‘想要变酷的小品；真的很酷的人不知何故！如果是这样的话，那为什么会有那么多‘allegedly 凉’人们最终面临巨大的心理健康问题。也许渴望凉爽对我们的心理健康有害。
It seems that 很酷 is as ‘只要一根绳子’ and as ‘随风而变’ and we need to decide whether to follow trends or buck them. Particularly for young people this can be hard as we are still figuring out who we are. What is 流行 and 凉 one week is naff and out of date the next. For example, when I had a ten and an eleven year old it was very 凉 to love One Direction, until suddenly it wasn’t. If there is one thing that is constant about 很酷 is that what is 凉 isn’t constant.
Before I started this post I asked my own kids if I should write about 很酷 and they said it was too big a topic; I'd never figure out what i wanted to say and I'd end up rambling. They were right, I am not getting anywhere fast. When living in the moment to really strive for 凉ness there is a need to be prepared to change to fit in. Historical perspective and ‘age’ changes this perspective and we can explore 凉ness as a tool to reflect on who we have become and what our influences were.
可能是真的‘coolness’当我们年轻时，事情变得更加重要，而我们的自信心也就降低了。正如我对分享不酷音乐的犹豫不决一样，也许’t ever completely go away. What is actually 凉 is to not give a stuff about ‘what is 凉’但是，虽然我们与其他人共存，但这并不是’永远不会完全发生。它 链接到对被接受的渴望的意识，并与我们为实现该接受而准备要做的事情并列。这与我们的自我价值感紧密相关。
Being 凉 links to a shared understanding of values that ascertain 流行ity, acceptance and status. They are defined within groups in a particular place and time in history. With this shared history it is possible to explore ‘being 凉’ together. 探索什么‘cool’ is fun and doesn’t need to get ‘heavy’。就像我说的那样，我想得太多了。也许我’我怀着一个秘密的愿望，那就是探索‘coolness’ in this way, is indeed just a little bit 凉 in itself! Is my music ever going to be 凉 though? I doubt it.