Far too many people come to Paganism as a rebellious act. Becoming Pagan isn’t going to make you more special, more important, or cooler than anyone else. As a matter of fact, becoming Pagan can have some rather harsh consequences.
No one should come to the decision that they’re a Pagan lightly. Being a Pagan, especially if you’re open about it, can cause you to lose friends, family, even jobs. The world still doesn’t understand and respect Pagans the way they should, so their lives can get pretty rough. It can be beautiful, enriching, fulfilling and a host of other beautiful things, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that it’s an easy path to follow.
Now, if you define being “cool” as being an independent person, a confident free-thinker who lives their lives in the most honest and connected way possible, then yeah, being Pagan will make you super cool. If you mean that it will make you stand out and get people to think you’re special, it might, but not always in the way you want it to. Paganism isn’t a fashion choice that you can throw away when it gets old, it’s something that you have to stick with, through the good and the bad, for the rest of your life.
*Disclaimer: I no longer practice Paganism, but I’ve left these Pagan Myths articles active because I believe they’re still valuable in helping people to understand Paganism and reduce negative stereotypes.*