The Cool Ones

I like the cool people. The ones who are kind. The ones who give space. They move gently. When they can — when they feel up to it — they look you in the eye and give you a smile as they walk past. But they also recognize when others can't do the same, and they say to themselves "That's OK." They listen. They read. They educate themselves. They share. They practice humility. They are reasonable. They acknowledge their privilege. They feel and express gratitude. They are discerning. Yep, I like the cool ones. And guess what? Plot twist: The cool ones were cool all along — pandemic or not.

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XiTubaozi

May 16, 2020 at 1:07am

A rare breed in Vancouver.

Anonymous

May 16, 2020 at 1:37am

Cool man. Lol
Like the new Scooby Doo movie coming out.
Wight Shaggy..
Bahaha
Your Cool :)

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Bravo!

May 16, 2020 at 5:35am

A most excellent and positive post that was!
I'm constantly on the lookout to give a nod to stangers passing by. And hey if your screen is the primary focus of your attention then so be it, I'll hope to greet you another time. Best part of the 'demic is the increased friendliness from strangers. Stay cool folks! Even when some of you go back to your busy state of minds I hope there's lots of coolness around still.

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"acknowledge their privilege"

May 16, 2020 at 5:37am

Well aren't you the entitled, resentful, envious one.

I haven't read a more condescending and sanctimonious post in a long, long time.

So since you clearly need to feel special, you can take solace in that.

Malcolm Wright

May 16, 2020 at 9:31am

I like the cool ones too. If you're looking for a great book to read this Summer. THE NATURAL BLISS OF BEING. Jackson Peterson. Amazon. The cool ones will really enjoy it. Make 'em even cooler. Cheers, M

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Your excellent post

May 16, 2020 at 12:14pm

really made my day.
Just so spot on from beginning to end.
Thanks for spreading some wise words.

If Anything

May 16, 2020 at 5:01pm

The cool ones just became more apparent during the pandemic.

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I can’t even with this crap anymore.

May 16, 2020 at 8:19pm

“They acknowledge their privilege”? What does this even mean? You’re cool if you start every encounter with making an announcement about how you recognize you may be more privileged than others? What? Being a smug asshat is cool? Your words don’t make any sense.

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Of course everyone is

May 19, 2020 at 6:53pm

Cool. I feel the same way after partaking in a nice fatty then walk along the seawall. It’s all good...now it’s legit.

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