Yesterday and part of this day I¡ve been thinking about the fact that a lof of computer people -admins, coders- are known as geeks, which turns to be a word to describe people who don't like to have real-life friends, read a lot, and so on. The difference, as I see it, between a nerd and a geek, is that the geek doesn't go to cinema, doesn't go to take a break, doesn't play sports, and also doesn't like to dress cool. Also they have to be fan of facism (with this I try to say that they are persons who only believe in their ideas and no more, and don't like to listen different opinions).
A nerd, on the other hand, is just a person who dedicates great amount of time trying to finish a task and no more. He/She is not an expert, which is really bad. But the nerd trends to be a average person.
I'm not trying to say that being an average person is the best, but I think that, if you can't control your feelings and you feel like an outsider, you should better be an average guy.
The problem which lots of geeks is that they are all the day complaining about the society and every thing in the planet. The cars, the money, and the way of life. That's not bad, as it could be just be tranfered into social critics. But wait, a geek, just as the ones I one, whould always be complaining _and_ feeling miserable about that. Then they began to hear bad music, to watch sad movies and so on. The live in a depression built by themselves, which is horrible.
Since a lot of work needs to be done in front of a monitor, a lot of geeks lose social life. The question, however, is: do they lose social life because of the work, or because of the fear to the society? I'm very sure that ALL of them would say that they like to code/admin better than going out with friends. But let me say something: I really think most of thems are afraid of the extern world, that one that lives outside a computer, in the streets, in the cinemas, in the malls, in the sport centers.
We could find two vertients as a possible cause of this: the first, is the bad way of being of the person and thus avoiding any form of social contact. The second, is an anormality in the society that together with discrimination will create persons like that.
have you heard about persons who doesn't like to go out? I'm sure you have listened of those people. Yes, serial killers.
Please, stop being a geek, change the way you think, and be more respectful of other ways of thinking. Go to the cinema on saturday, get yourself a lover and play some sport -even if you aren't good at-. Search for friends that are not that geek. Feel much better, and please avoid being a serial killer or even a guy who only lives for sadness and alcohol/drugs. Make yourself a favor and help to build a better world.
Stop thinking you are THE correct and the world is wrong. Stop thinking you are superman.