[IMGL=white]https://drugs-forum.com/forum/blog_attachment.php?attachmentid=170&stc=1&d=1473116897[/IMGL]I was only here on DF for about two days when I discovered that the person I most want to be like is Alfa, the man who is what cool is all about. He’s witty, charming, well educated and popular, yet he remains forever incognito. From his place of privacy he oversees and handles all, never mincing or wasting words. You just know he’s the kind of guy that people are mesmerized by, as he walks into a room or a circumstance. So I have set out to be like--and liked by--Alfa. The Coolest guy on DF.
I can't say that I haven't tried being Cool enough to be Alfa's friend. I've written him notes. No go. So I attempted to send him some of my homemade Wiener Schnitzel, in hopes of capturing his culinary interest. But that didn't work either, since the schnitzel never made it past my drooling neighbor’s dog's mouth, as he ravaged my mailbox to get at it.
I worked hard, writing Wikis and being a diligent, donating member, but, alas, still no response from my hero. But then, like a bolt of lightning from the sky, it came to me. I have to learn to Be Cool, just like Alfa. I have to be worthy of his friendship; nothing else will do.[IMGR=white]https://drugs-forum.com/forum/blog_attachment.php?attachmentid=169&stc=1&d=1473115863[/IMGR]
Lucky for me, fate intervened and I came upon this informative website with specific instructions on all the important qualities necessary to become Cool. Imagine my delight. So since I'm not alone in my lack of Coolness, I've decided to share my findings with all of you, so that you can have a shot at Cool, too.
HOW TO BE A REALLY COOL GUY/GAL
You do have to pay attention to your looks, develop a unique, charming and engaging personality, and be yourself to be Cool, so let's get down to business.
Looks are important, but not nearly as important as being who you are. Don't be ashamed to let people see what makes you unique—even if what makes you unique is embarrassing. If you're into bird watching or collecting fingernail clippings, don’t tell anybody. Those are not Cool hobbies. Instead, lie and say you’re heavy into underwater soccer or international poker playing and you'll become Cool. Mix it up and always keep things interesting and people guessing.
Everyone is drawn to a charming person so to be Cool, you have to be charming, even when you don't feel up to it (see photo of charming at left and emulate). Dark glasses help on those days you don't look or feel particularly charming. They help a lot. And practicing holding a mild, non-judgmental type of smile on your face for hours at a time is also very helpful.
Make a habit of listening intently to people you meet, and show interest in what they are trying to share with you. If you can't manage to do that, then fake it. Faking, though not perfect, is still better than being rude. Rude is never Cool.
No matter how tired you are or how long you've been at the friggin' office after-hours party, or online with a very long-winded and tedious member, never fall asleep out of boredom when you're with them. Doing so will not make you popular, and is not Cool at all. If, no matter how hard you try to stay awake you can't, then do invest in Fake Awake Eyewear (below left) to help avoid hurting anyone's feelings. Not hurting feelings is Cool. Even if you have to fake it.
Ask Alfa or any of the Mods.
[IMGL=white]https://drugs-forum.com/forum/blog_attachment.php?attachmentid=168&stc=1&d=1473116969[/IMGL]No one likes to hang out with a dummy so read and educate yourself. Cool guys and gals are always able to whip out interesting and little-known facts that leave the rest of us intrigued and wanting more--even if the facts are limited to drugs paraphernalia and sex toys. We all get points for trying. Still, always stay well read on your personal interests. And don't forget to keep current on your music. Everything from ancient chants right through the latest chill (non-voc) can help make you Cool.
Develop a Happening Personality
Okay. So maybe like me you weren't born with that swagger and calm that comes natural to people like Alfa. That inner finesse (the kind that Joe (5-HTP) hasn't quite obtained yet) that flows freely from truly Cool people. You may not have it but you can develop a little of it, and a little is better than none.
Be adventurous. Dare yourself to do things you wouldn't normally do. Take chances. Build a drug website (No, no. Never mind. Scratch that. It's already been done.). Be bold and sure of yourself, even if you're clueless as to where you're headed. Have parties and pick up the tabs. Doing so will make you Cool, popular (and broke). But if you want to be happening, do it.
Crazy fashions and bizarre styles rarely work for anyone--except for Cool people. They can wear anything, so challenge yourself and make a statement with your mind and your body. Get a crazy new hair cut or get a tattoo of what no one else would dare.
Think big and be big, and stand out bravely. That's how I picture Alfa: daring, bold, sure of himself and full of great ideas. And that's why someday I might just make it to being like (and liked by) him. You never know, right?