Some people might call our family a bunch of nerds. We seem to fit the profile. Our interests and activities may be considered, by some standards, nerdy. Choir, band, dance, academic teams, Boy Scouts, video games, Legos, etc., etc. We take nature walks and visit historic sites. We like to watch Dr. Who, Star Wars, and documentaries. Our sport of choice is cup stacking.
If these things classify us as nerds…so be it!
Being a nerd in this day and age is not like it used to be. Back when I was a kid, the term “nerd” was definitely an insult. But not so anymore, thanks in part to the computer revolution and technological advances. The nerds of the past became the movers and shakers of today. And the future needs more nerds! I think we can all agree that technology is becoming a bigger part of our lives every day, and we need the mathaholics, scientists, and computer geeks.
Entertainment has changed the perceptions of the stereotypical nerd-types, too. Let’s face it, National Treasure is a nerd movie. BUT IT’S SO COOL! The contestants on Survivor could definitely use some Boy Scout skills. And there would be no Pentatonix if it weren’t for high school choir?
So nerds of the world, hold your heads up high! Be proud! Celebrate! Go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the sixth time! Remember, the world needs you!