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Cool is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance and style, influenced by and a product of the Zeitgeist. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. It has associations of composure and self-control (cf. the OED definition) and often is used as an expression of admiration or approval.

There is no single concept of cool. One of the essential characteristics of cool is its mutability—what is considered cool changes over time and varies among cultures and generations.

Nick Southgate writes that, although some notions of cool can be traced back to Aristotle, whose notion of cool is to be found in his ethical writings, most particularly the Nicomachean Ethics,[2] it is not confined to one particular ethnic group or gender.

Although there is no single concept of cool, its definitions fall into a few broad categories.

The sum and substance of cool is a self-conscious aplomb in overall behavior, which entails a set of specific behavioral characteristics that is firmly anchored in symbology, a set of discernible bodily movements, postures, facial expressions and voice modulations that are acquired and take on strategic social value within the peer context.[3]

Cool was once an attitude fostered by rebels and underdogs, such as slaves, prisoners, bikers and political dissents, etc., for whom open rebellion invited punishment, so it hid its defiance behind a wall of ironic detachment, distancing itself from the source of authority rather than directly confronting it.

Homer: So, I realized that being with my family is more important

than being cool.

Bart: Dad, what you just said was powerfully uncool.

Homer: You know what the song says: “It’s hip to be square”.

Lisa: That song is so lame.

Homer: So lame that it’s… cool?

Bart+Lisa: No.

Marge: Am I cool, kids?

Bart+Lisa: No.

Marge: Good. I’m glad. And that’s what makes me cool, not caring,

right?

Bart+Lisa: No.

Marge: Well, how the hell do you be cool? I feel like we’ve tried

everything here.

Homer: Wait, Marge. Maybe if you’re truly cool, you don’t need to

be told you’re cool.

Bart: Well, sure you do.

Lisa: How else would you know?

* “Cool is a knowledge, a way of life.”[47] — Lewis Macadams

* “Cool is an age-specific phenomenon, defined as the central behavioural trait of teenagerhood.”[48]

* “Coolness is the proper way you represent yourself to a human being.”[49] — Robert Farris Thompson

* In the novel Spook Country by William Gibson one character equates cool with a sense of exclusivity: “Secrets,” said the Bigend beside her, “are the very root of cool.”[50]

* In the novel Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett the Monks of Cool are mentioned. In their passing-out test a novice must select the coolest garment from a room full of clothes. The correct answer is “Hey, whatever I select”, suggesting that cool is primarily an attitude of self-assurance.[51]

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