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Anything Wrong with being a geek/nerd?
Posted 10/7/12
Can be a good thing but can be a bad thing if the obsession becomes to much and its the only thing that occupies your life
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Just as long as you know how to control your passion for stuff, it's all good. Nothing more annoying than a fanboy/fangirl.
Posted 10/7/12
Well there is if it's too much..If not, then that's okay.. Some people just don't like us so better ignore them and be yourself..
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Posted 10/7/12 , edited 10/7/12

ampcloud9 wrote:

Well lets talk ablout something. Is their anything wrong with being a nerd/geek? as for me living in the city, being a guy who likes computers and video games (on top of that being an otaku) seems as if (to people) that its wrong...


In my opinion i dont give a fuck..... people are people and not everyone in the world will like you.


In all actuality it's become the "cool" thing to do haha, I never would have thought. Been one my whole life and now its SUPA KAKKOII!! (at least in America) So there is that
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Posted 10/7/12
being a nerd is fine, in college being a nerd is the best thing cause then you can help the cute girls out, well if there are any lol. However you can take being a geek way to far such as marrying an anime character or saying you only like 2D girls. You have a problem if you think that and you should get help.
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Posted 10/7/12
So you're asking if there is anything wrong with being yourself? Too many care what other people think.. Embrace your nerdy-ness.
Posted 10/7/12
There's nothing wrong with being a geek or a nerd. There's just something wrong with not being yourself.
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Posted 10/7/12
Nah people just don't like it that geeks and nerds can enjoy their much of their life without following the crowd putting up with massive amounts of drama with friends every other week (of course we all need to deal with friends at times, but still).

Let's not forget that geeks and nerds make more in alot of cases :P.
Posted 10/7/12
Nothing wrong with it, but I don't go around advertising that I spend my spare time watching cartoons and playing computer games either. Maybe I should embrace it more and fill people in. Heh, not going to happen. I'm an outcast enough as it is.
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Posted 10/7/12
Most people who criticize you about fall into three camps. Those who are somewhat concerned about you and those who can't stand anything different. And then there are those who like to good naturedly josh about it (though it can be hard to tell and dubious how good natured it is but that's another conversation). The middle category can be safely ignored at least in terms of the "rightness" of their opinion. However obviously there are life consequences from going against the collective will of society. The first category might bear some consideration. Some people take their geekdom to the level of addiction, or they may have some lack of balance in their lives their friends are concerned about. If your friends are actually worthwhile people and are concerned about you it can't hurt to seriously consider their concerns, though politely disregard them if they have little merit or application to yourself. If they say you're too much of a nerd but they really mean, I really think you need more of a social family life and a better diet and I don't know how to articulate that better then it might be time to re-evaluate things. Finally we come to the good natured joshing. I never could deal with that as a kid. I thought it was just mockery. Now that I'm older I know how to laugh at myself to an extent. That sort of humour might well be dispensed with by society but it is important to be able to understand the humour of one's own fallibility and life style choices. I've learned to give people a good bit of grace when it comes to that. So while persons with certain personalities I may be much more attracted to, I won't totally write off the jock with the low tolerance for nerd like activities. They need love just as much as the next guy and when you get past their annoying demeanour they can be worthwhile or at least tolerable acquaintances.

Coming to my last point, there can be significant consequences for some of the outward manifestations of geekdom. Depending on what you do this can be of significant inconvenience to you. I might wear Vulcan ears to work and church every day, but I want to keep my job and at some point I'd like to cultivate relationships in the church, find a mate and possibly even participate in the ministry. I could take the tack that anyone who doesn't accept me for my Vulcan-ear wearing self isn't worth my attentions. However I thought about it and realized that there actually are many girls for whom I'd be willing not to wear Vulcan ears. I used to feel really horribly betrayed and abused by the discrimination I experienced (I never wore Vulcan ears there were an assortment of non-pro-social behaviours that were just less easy to describe). Then I realized that people are just people. There are reasons society developed the standards they did, and whether or not it would be better if people were more adaptable they are the way they are. Living my life for myself might have still been more important to me but I realized that I also cared about people and actually needed them to be a healthy person myself, so I made some concessions to be perceived as a respectable and trustworthy person. Whether or not that's worth it in your personal life or if you have a nice robust circle of accepting nerds is something you need to determine for yourself. But whether work or social there can be subtle consequences and less subtle consequences that one may find its worth it not necessarily to stop being a geek but as one girl with Tourette's put it "Pass for normal".
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Posted 10/7/12
Absolutely nothing is wrong with being geeky or nerdy.
Posted 10/7/12
Nothing wrong with being geeky or nerdy just don't let it stop you from interacting and being sociable with other people.
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Posted 10/7/12
No. There's not, but I don't use those stereotypes, either.
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Posted 10/7/12 , edited 10/7/12
Nope. Be whoever and how-ever you are.
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Posted 10/7/12 , edited 10/7/12
What kind of question is that???

Some people say that nerd is the "new cool". Bah!! Rubbish!!

Look around you man. Everything that you know, the machines that you use, the media that you interact with, everything about the world we know of today was only made possible by people who can only be described as nerds, social misfits, people who thought differently, people who did things differently compared to everyone else around them. So of course it's okay, the world we know of is created by nerd and it's about time people start appreciating them. Nerd is not the "new cool", nerds have always been the cool guys.

And so what if people don't like you for being nerdy. Darwin was rejected and ridiculed, Steve Jobs was fired, Tesla was forgotten, Da Vinci was put on trial, Galileo was placed under house arrest and Socrates was executed.
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