“If you like nerds, raise your hand. If you don't, raise your standards.” This quote of Violet Haberdasher shows how the attitude towards nerds has begun to change. Being a nerd isn't uncool anymore, so if you like all things nerdy, you're in a good company. Here are 5 perks of being a nerd.
You like to learn new things. Learning isn't just for school and college; successful people learn throughout their lives. And that's when being a nerd comes in handy. Nears love to learn new things. If they interested in something, they want to know it inside out. Following your passions and learning as much as you can benefits you in the end because in the modern world information is power.
It's easier to make friends. Contrary to popular beliefs, nerds aren't social recluses. Of course, some nerds are introverted and find it hard to approach people, but it doesn't have anything to do with them being nerds. That's just how their personality works. Being a nerd makes it easier to make new friends because you can bond with other nerds over common interests (and boy do you have a lot of interests). Obsessing over the same things brings people together and creates instant connections.
You're not ashamed of the things you love. Some people who don't identify themselves as nerds find their love for certain movies, TV shows or other nerdy things embarrassing. For them, it's a guilty pleasure. When you're a nerd, you never have to play it cool about how much you like something. Being open about your passions is really freeing.
Incredible imagination and enthusiasm. Most nerds see the world in a different way than other people. Nerds don't just read a lot of books and watch a lot of movies/TV shows, they use any scrap of information they get to fuel their wild imagination. They don't just take, they've got so much to give. Take Lin-Manuel Miranda who read Alexander Hamilton's biography by Ron Chernow while on vacation, got inspired by it and created one of the greatest Broadway musicals ever.
Nerds rule the world. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Michael Dell, Ben Stein, Jack Dorsey, Craig Newmark, Jeff Bezos… the list of nerds who have done great things and are extremely successful in life goes on and on. As we've already said, nerds love to learn, they have a solid work ethic and are not afraid to pursue their passions. And what is more important, they don't work hard because they want to earn tons of money or become successful; they work hard because they love what they do, success and money are just a bonus.
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