But not only am I already NOT very cool, but being Facebook friends with some teens has made me even LESS cool.
I am hopelessly uncool. Not cool, man, not cool. That's me. I wasn't cool back when I was a teenager, so the chances of getting cooler in my 50s is pretty slim. (The chances of getting slim in my 50s is pretty slim, too).
But I'm learning.
Angsty teens often post angsty status updates. I used to sometimes worry, and maybe respond to the status.
Ha! Rolling their eyes, they type back (at least, I imagine they roll their eyes), "It's from a song." Or a poem. Yup, if you have teenager Facebook friends, be aware: they often post snippets of poetry or song lyrics as status. They do not say where the words come from, because if your FB friends are cool, they would know.
I am not cool. But here's what I'm learning to remember:
Thanks for the wisdom, Solomon.Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise;
When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.