I was asked this question: “why do you pride yourself on being a Nerd or Geek? it stands you out of the crowd.”
unfortunately the being answered their own question .. but I went further. “to stand out!” I said. I don’t want to be a part of a crowd that doesn’t understand me for who I am. just because I’m not part of your crowd and you as a person can not accept me as a person I don’t want to be in your crowd .. It isn’t that other people are necessarily dumb, and that I am smarter than them. it is that they don’t have the tendency to apply their minds to tasks presented to them. So, on the contrary, I feel as though being a nerd/geek is the highest honor one can receive. No king, or prince, or one of power can replace the feeling of knowledge stored in one’s brain. I love being a nerd because I know I am going somewhere in life. I have a plan and a future ahead, with goals and opportunities resting at every corner I turn, and no amount of anything will take that away from me. The more information I store in my head, and the more I extensively use said knowledge to complete my goals that is why I am proud to be who I am.
Another kicker is the notion that nerds talk about nothing but nerd-related topics. If I did that, I would never get a date in my life — that chip gets turned off the moment I pull out the chair at the restaurant. We do have a standard life, you know? It’s a matter of interests over someone’s life, and yes, some take it to that extreme level. I am not one of them nor do I belittle them for doing it. i watch/collect anime, read fantasy novels, work on computers, game both tabletop and video, and as a 28 year old I still get excited about new lego sets. I AM GEEK!