I'm not sure there has EVER been a time in my life when anyone would have called me "cool", but there were certainly times when it was all I could think about! Before yoga (which I came to in my 30s), I thought the only time I could really be myself was when I was alone -- otherwise people would certainly be horrified by what they saw. And THEN what would happen?? I don't think I ever thought it through that far, but certainly something catastrophic.
And how was that working out for me?? Of course, I wound up feeling alone ALL the time since I never felt like the person I presented in public was really me.
Satya is the Sanskrit word for the yogic principle of "truthfulness". This principle tells me that the more my thoughts and actions come from a place of truth and authenticity, rather than fear of what people will think, the more at peace I will be in my own body and in this world. And the more FUN life is!
Kids get this! It's my belief and hope that the more they are taught to consciously embrace and nurture this natural propensity, the more likely they are to grow into teens and adults who value themselves and can also value others who are being their own authentic selves.