Monday, September 24, 2012

Thoughts on nerdiness

What is a nerd? Why do people in the general population seem to think that calling someone a nerd is a huge insult? It's not. It just means that the person enjoys learning and being smart, and maybe a little bit obsessed about things.

Since when it being smart and enjoying things emphatically a bad thing?

I will be the first to confess, I am a gigantic nerd. I may not be supremely educated, but I love learning. I may suck at video games and PC games, but I love playing them. And I get ridiculously excited when the new Doctor Who episode is coming out.

Learning that all anglerfish are females is exciting to me.

Finding out what a quark is, after failing miserably to even understand basic physics in high school, is exciting to me.

And I'm not ashamed of it.

Being jump up and down excited about things is what life is about. Letting out your inner nerd and playing video games is a fun way to kill time and boost your hand-eye coordination.

Nerdiness is awesome. Nerds make things, invent things, start new trends. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were both nerds, David Tennant is a nerd, and I am a nerd.

It is what it is, be who you are.

Peace, love, and nerd out.

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