My recycling chores always grind to a halt when I reach the newspaper bin. All those printed words sitting on the page, unread! I can’t bare the thought of sending off the papers to be reincarnated without taking at least one last look through them.
And I’m stoked I did today. I found an article in the National Post titled, “Kindness is the new sign of cool”.
A couple of psychology grads from the University of British Columbia set out to discover what constitutes cool. They surveyed 800 people and asked them to rank on a scale of one to seven (one being uncool, seven being cool) over 90 adjectives. Detached, confident, friendly to name a few.
Some folks still thought those who rocked a rebellious, ironic vibe were where it’s at. But the landslide victory went to the emotionally open, compassionate, sentimental stallions. Score one for the Napoleon-Dynamite-Lyger-sketchers of the world! I wonder where the Fonz would have stood on this one?
Time to recycle your views on what’s hot and what’s rot. Speaking of which, back to work!