'Cool' is a transformative compliment. It breaks down more walls than complimenting features. You're born with your nose. It's whatever. An attitude is acquired by stimulus and response. So when you call a person cool, you're acknowledging that they have a certain power over their situations, that they have a bit of that divine stride that hints of greater agency. People want to be cool more than they want to be rich and there's a reason and it's not shallow. It means they have a composite strength that intoxicates a room. So you call people cool, watch them change. I mean it doesn't work for saturated spazzes, some people just dig staying stuck, but for an awful lot of people, they just want to know someone sees their identity, that they have presence. Dig that truth.
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