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Anything Wrong with being a geek/nerd?
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33 / M / Staten Island, NY...
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Posted 10/7/12 , edited 10/7/12
What's wrong with being a geek or nerd? It pays the bills, it supports my crazy lifestyle, it pays my bills. It's just all about balance.

I love anime, but I also love outdoors, clubbing, hiking, kayaking, going out. It's all a balancing act. You don't let just one thing consume and define you. Enjoy it, but make time for other things too.

Life's short... do it all.
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18 / M / Cananananada
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As long as you are happy and content with being considered a nerd, then no there is absolutely nothing wrong with it!
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24 / M / Arizona
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we're the ones that are gonna run everything in a few years, and that scares people are used to being on top (all the douchebags that were popular in highschool)
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18 / M / Florida, US
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I have a nerdy/geeky side and a jock side. I love anime and trying to broaden my knowledge, but I play football, soccer, track, etc.
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Nope, nothing wrong. Just don't go all hermit style. Get some sun on your pale ass every once in a while. (Guilty of not enough sun, but 2nd shift jobs and staying up late mess with that. xD)

One of the my favorite things I read - "Fantasy football - It's D&D for jocks."

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Nothing wrong with it. I hate both words. I just think of the said classified people as planely intelligent.

Plus I honestly think the word/nickname loss it's meaning anyway.My undertsanding of it earlier in life was that the person was really smart,was into computer stuff alot,acceled at all or academic subjects.All of which I am not/don't do (well except for probably the PC stuff lol).

Some classify a fanatic of anything but the socially popular geeks(Ex. manga readers,anime watchers). Or at least that's what I experience here.My inspiration for becoming an artist for instance comes from mostly japanese oriented things.Primarly manga and anime.Because of that I was also inspired to learn more about the culture.When people mispronounce words or use the worng meaning. I correct them.Peers around me seem to think that's enough to classify me as a geek.

So whatever. I suppose. I don't despise people who use the word. But I don't think of said classified people as any different than me. Because inside, I could be like them. But I'm my own person. I know what I want. Acting or doing anything I don't want to do is pointless.If I want to know lots about something. I will.If I don't,I don't. If the ocasion is school, I learn what I have to unless it's something I'm passionate about.

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Yeah, I do have to say that the words have changed quite a bit since my time in grade/high school. It went from those being tech suave, science loving, math addicts being labeled as outcasts/nerds/geeks, to where if you don't know fairly new tech and do decent in school you're basically considered illiterate. Funny how things change.

I think anymore the labels mostly apply to the people that are fanatical about it, at least from a gamer's standpoint. IE, the NEETs that exist only online and refuse to accept reality. Which anymore a lot of people go through that stage in life, where they just want to escape. Hell, I was guilty of it for a while even.

Also, that's pretty much what I view myself as - a gamer/manga/anime lover, who also enjoys the outdoors, cars, books, and hanging with friends. And #$%^ anyone that doesn't like it, because their opinions mean nothing to me. Especially those that I knew back in school. The things kids say in school more or less are meaningless, and shouldn't discourage what enjoyment you get out of life.

A good book to read is "Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks" by Ethan Gilsdorf. He narrates his life as a nerd/geek/gamer, and shows that people can grow up fine and successful while being, well, a geek/nerd/gamer.
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Putting labels on people don't really do them any justice.

Partitioning people based on their activities or hobbies is really limiting. Most people can't be categorized into one thing.
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Nothing wrong with being yourself.
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