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Accepting the geeks in your life ...

I am a self professed geek (though I think a lot of people in my life would agree with it even if I hadn't professed it myself). I enjoy being a geek. Even if I tried I don't think I could be main stream ... it wasn't in the cards from an early age.

Though I like how being a geek makes me different - I also get irritated when the more vanilla people in my life seriously mock or scorn my interests. I will sit and listen to people talk about sports, vehicles, historical sites or situations, and all manner of "normal" interests with an open mind and a smile on my face. To be honest I could care less about most of those things. Though I was thrilled when the Saints won the superbowl and can enjoy watching a game - if football disappeared tomorrow I would simply shrug. It doesn't really do anything for me.

So if I can sit and listen to people prattle on about things that mean less then nothing to me - why is it socially acceptable for them to sigh and roll their eyes when I bring up something from "my" world? If I can show interest in their talking about watching a game on television then why can't they do the same for a sci-fi reference for me? Is it so wrong to expect reciprocation? I truly don't understand.

I show interest in things I would otherwise not care about because in showing interest in those things I feel like I am showing interest and respect to the person sharing them with me. To me this is a just basic form of respect, kindness, and friendship. Mostly I have learned a lot about subject matter I never would have looked up on my own by indulging people in those conversations. Granted there are a few things that I find hard to stomach but if I am with someone who GREATLY enjoys them I have found that their pleasure can be contagious and thus will find myself smiling about things I wouldn't care about at all at any other time.

*sigh*

I suppose this is simply how things work. I count myself lucky in that I have parents and a few close friends who are extremely indulgent. Poor patient souls ...

The world has a right to disagree with me, but out to give my arguments more consideration

~ Ashleigh Brilliant ~

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sartorias
Oct. 31st, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
yay geeks!
aniaj
Oct. 31st, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
That's why the internet is so lovely - legions of people that share your interests are merely a click away.

That said, it isn't fair that some "hobbies" are more socially acceptable than others. Then again, life is never fair.
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Jan. 27th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
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lupamuff
Apr. 13th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking your RSS feeds also, Thanks.

fijiriel
Apr. 13th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
What a great resource!

joashanuhe
Nov. 1st, 2011 01:22 am (UTC)
Hi there, awesome site. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting

millmanapy
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

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