My cool kids complex is nothing but a story I've told myself about myself. It's simply the vestiges of adolescence that I unconsciously continued to build upon. It's way past time for the complex to be disassembled.
The rise of "hipsterdom" has turned cool on its head. All of a sudden you have people making throwbacks to all parts of historic culture in an attempt to be "authentic." You can pickle things or do urban beekeeping... and all of a sudden it's cool.