Study Finds Cool High School Kids Don’t Fare Well

Study Finds Cool High School Kids Don’t Fare Well:  A 10-year study published in Business Insider found that many of the kids who were considered “cool” in high school ended up abusing alcohol and drugs, having trouble maintaining a steady, healthy relationship and often having problems with the law.

So I guess its just not cool being cool anymore - and I'm cool with that.  But really, the joke’s on them, because I wasn't cool as a teen, and I still have drug, alcohol and relationship problems!  In fact, I spent nearly 6 years in high school trying to be cool and it just never happened.  

And speaking of cool, didn’t I just see some 50-year-old guy with a mullet wearing a Huey Lewis and the News t-shirt?  If only someone had warned him.  On the other hand, Keith Richards still seems to be doing OK.

So maybe I’ll call up a few of those “cool kids” from high school - and when they pick up the phone - I’ll just hang up on them.  And come my next high school reunion, I’m gonna be sure and let them know what losers Business Insider says they really are.

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on July 31, 2015 at 7:51am

Huey Louis isn't cool?  Damn, next thing you know they'll be saying Frank Zappa and Susie Creamcheese weren't cool!

Comment by Johnny Robish on July 31, 2015 at 11:27am

Oh no!! (lol)

Comment by Rodney Roe on August 2, 2015 at 1:56pm

Although I was agonizingly uncool in school, I knew within a few years that that was OK.  The captain of the football team married the lead cheerleader and within 5 years they were divorced and remarried heading for another divorce.  We, the socially inept, never expected life to be one touchdown after another.  They did and kept looking for the thing that would make them heroes again.

We have all sorts of reasons to justify our drug and alcohol abuse and failed relationships.  No longer being cool just isn't one for some, maybe most, of us.

Zappa is immortally cool somewhere in Montana, riding his pygmy pony, picking dental floss with his zircon encrusted tweezers.

Comment by Johnny Robish on August 2, 2015 at 3:08pm

Well said


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