Fool: Bloated, hyperbolic professional bios/marketing copy.
Cool: Letting your accomplishments speak for themselves.
Fool: Pretending that 600 Facebook friends means 600 actual friends.
Cool: Spending more time with the people you really care about and authentically engaging with your community (whatever “community” means to you).
Fool: Signing up for a million dollar plus mortgage because house prices keep on rising and it’s “a good investment”.
Cool: Getting in touch with what really makes you happy and directing your funds towards that.
Fool: Binge drinking.
Cool: Binge thinking.
Fool: What others can do for you.
Cool: What you can do for others.
Fool: Staying out til 3am because it’s a Friday night and that’s what you’re supposed to do.
Cool: Staying in on weekends if that’s what you feel like doing, going out on weeknights if there’s something cool on, and directing one’s leisure time to pleasure rather than presentation.
Fool: Doing 100 things in a half assed way.
Cool: Doing at least one thing really, really well. And the rest in a half-assed way, if you still have time.
Fool: Conspicuous consumption.
Cool: Deliberate understatement.