A guy walks up to a girl.
He starts a conversation. She's from out of town.
They exchange pleasantries, chat a little bit, have a bit of back and forth.
He's not feeling it though; she isn't really into him, and he can tell.
She invites him to swing by her town sometime. He knows this is a polite brushoff.
He smiles, tells her he appreciates it, says he's going to do a little more circulating, gives her a wink, and leaves.
That guy's cool... isn't he?
Actually, the correct way of describing him would be "outcome independent."
This isn't the comprehensive "how to be cool" post that some folks have asked me to write... that one will require a large block of uninterrupted time for me to sit down and put together. But I do want to talk about one of the elements of being cool: that thing known as outcome independence.
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