There are many definitions of "Nerd" by many people. Some see them as highly
intellectual people, others see them as scrawny or obese
bad acne and thick glasses.
Truth be told, truthfully they
are neither. Though, all opinions are based
on the outlook of the person giving them.
To me, nerds
people who have a large interest in one specific
hobby or hobbies, and are quite knowledgeable
of that hobby. The common stereotypes
of a nerd's hobbies are computers, gaming, and things like Action Figure collection, D & D, and Warhammer.
Often enough, people believe nerds
to be unsociable, unliked, and either rudely proud
of their hobbies and/or their intelligence (thus creating jealousy) or shy.
In truth, nerds
come in "all shapes and sizes". There are short nerds
, tall nerds
, skinny nerds
, fat nerds
, girl nerds
, nerds with
glasses, nerds with
weird socks, and etc.
Also somewhat often, you can't even tell who’s by definition a nerd until you get to know
can fit into life with
their hobbies, or stick out in one way or another. Nerds
can be socially
inapt, but that’s because of the nature of their hobby.
Take Bill Gates
for example. He is (or was) a nerd. He's smart, had a hobby which he particularly was knowledgeable and liked very much
(Computers), and nowadays is very successful because of it. He is one of the richest men in the world, and grew up being one of the most frequently insulted stereotypes.
What I mean by that, is that often enough "nerd" is used as a direct insult to someone who’s either
very smart or is knowledgeable about
a particular hobby he likes. Very often people
who are called a nerd are called that because the person who said it was jealous of them
often become the rich
and successful, and your boss can easily be a nerd. Nerds
created and evolved a lot of technology. Computers, cars, engines, TVs, stereos, and much
can also be overly-obsessive, and will not become rich
and/or successful. Most that has been defined about
is protecting nerds
, though in reality
there are many who can take it too far. Some
can be consumed
hobbies. A recent example is World of Warcraft
nerds. Some play every now and then, but for some others they
live in the World of Warcraft.
The generalization that
nerds are ugly, unsocial, and have
thick glasses can be totally true. Some do follow that
generalization, but that
might not care about what others see them as. Most
nerds aren't like that
. I'm a "nerd
" and unless you followed me around
for a few days you would have
no idea. I'm social, I have
friends, and I play sports. Nerds are people, like Jocks or Emos.
Some nerds should also be respected. Why? Well, the rich
and successful ones should be. They
either used their
intelligence to get them rich
and successful, or even
loved into a career. Another reason they
should be is because they
aren't afraid to be themselves, for the most
aren't afraid that
others will think they
are a "nerd
" or "loser" because they
can also mean
highly an intellectual person, of course. Those people who enjoy doing their
homework and are in the pursuit of more knowledge
can easily be classified as nerds.