Growing up, have you ever wanted to be one of the cool kids? I have.

When I was younger, being cool was my ultimate goal. What coolness meant to me then was everything superficial that I could show off to and flaunt in front of others. It was an ego trip that I fully enjoyed. Now, I bluntly admit to the fact that I still want to be cool. My maturity doesn’t dissuade me from still wanting to be associated with any kind of coolness. That being said, what maturity does do for me, additionally, is to open my eyes to an inner, a perhaps more truthful understanding of what it means to be cool.


Although I have always wanted to be a cool kid; however, I don’t think that I have truly felt like one. More and more, I am made to realize that cool kids don’t have it all, though, oftentimes, it seems like they do.

There is a final stop to every ego trip.

Being cool isn’t all about being either excessively showy or scandalously sexy. At the end of the day, It is more about being comfortable with who we are, in every aspect of our lives.

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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