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The real you—infinitely “cool”
Q: I really want to be part of the popular group at school. How can I become cool?
A: In high school, there was a guy who sat next to me during waiting periods on testing days. I knew he didn’t do very well in school, and he had a speech impediment. But during those long waiting times between tests, we started talking and playing chess. I discovered that he was kind and funny, and we actually had a lot of fun. Soon he asked me out.
Being thought “cool” might seem like a guarantee of acceptance.
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