Sunday, May 27, 2007

Cool or Loser?

OK, here's an interesting issue I think we should have a good look at. What is it? It is "Who is cool and who is a loser?". People today use these words so indiscriminately without truly understanding the implications of them. Let's start by defining each word:

Cool = Fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "he's a cool dude"; "that's cool"; "Mary's dress is really cool"; "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"

Loser = One that fails to win: the losers of the game. One who takes loss in a specified way: a graceful loser; a poor loser. One that fails consistently, especially a person with bad luck or poor skills: "losers at home seeking wealth and glory in undeveloped countries" Arthur M. Schlesinger, J One that is bad in quality: That book is a real loser.

OK, so a cool person is one who's supposedly capable socially and worldly wise wise while a loser is someone who is pretty much the reverse. To me, I'll agree with these classifications if we are living a perfect world that does not change. However, as you'll know, the world we live in is not perfect (as far as to the extent of my knowledge) and no one is perfect and that the only constant is change. So with these factors in mind, we will analyze the words cool and loser.

So lets hypothesize, a stereotypical cool person would be someone who appears to others as a good communicator who makes sense and is humorous in his words, someone who has a good fashion sense, someone who has friends and someone who is good looking. OK, so that's it? That person is cool? What about his education? His true temperament? His ability to execute tasks that has real bearings to life? His ability to work hard? His current situation? Moreover, what will the person change into in anther 10 years? Where will he be? What will he be doing? Will the person with his "cool" stuff a contributing member of society? or just another middle aged derelict with no future? Now you see, one does not know the answers to these, heck Bill Gates could have been classified as a loser when he was young but look at him now, I don't really think (unless you're abnormal in the head) he's a loser. You see, one can classify someone as cool or a loser at the current situation but like everything, looking further can truly allow you to see whether he is in fact what you believe or rather, the exact opposite.

In other words, don't use these two terms so easily, it can be used for fun but treat others the way you want to be treated. Besides, most people have no idea what these two terms mean and just look at the surface such as how they look. SO whats the messages I'm trying to communicate?

Don't judge a book by it's cover and Don't presume. You will be wrong.

First, understand what these terms mean by a stereotypical definition such as the ones provided in this blog then come to an appropriate and logical definition of your own. Only then will you be able to correctly judge a person as cool or a loser.

On the reverse, if someone who looks bad and really has no potential, the media definition will suffice haha. But hell, I believe everyone has potential (this is a lie...) and everyone can success.

There is a saying in China: The stupidest bird flies first. Meaning? The stupidest bird practise the hardest and will therefore success first.

So don't listen to what others say, they really have no idea. Be a strong bird and be the one to fly the highest!!

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