‘Hip’ is what Americans choose over authentic, demonstrable, sane and mature.
Don't believe it?
Talk to your young relatives or any school age young person. AND since this has been going on for a while, talk to a any ‘adult’ wearing something designed for a 15 year old, who is conducting him/herself like a HS kid and who ought to know better!
yep, cool has it’s own morality. When you are a member of the club, you don’t have to follow the same rules.
I’ve always been wary of cool, since my younger days and I’m 60 now. 1/2 of the baby boomers refuse to grow up, and I see 50 + year old men in the gym with died hair, tattoos, earrings, backward cap on head, all dressed up to signify “cool”...
try having a discussion with any of these wrinkled teenagers :
(”And I’m like.... and he’s all.... so then I’m like” )
total joke. It’s the new uniform don’t you see. And it’s the main reason I hung out with nerds in high school, NOT jocks, and NOT stoners.. but just folks who didn’t belong to either group (non-conformers)