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Is it too late to become a nerd after you have graduated high school and college? Does it really matter at that point?
I grew up in an impoverished neighborhood, that was rough and filled with more death and violence than anything else. My family was filled with down and outs, drug addicts, alcoholics, liars, and deadbeats. There was hardly a role model to follow.
As I watched television and movies, I can remember seeing "The Revenge of the Nerds" a hundred times. I loved that movie. I also loved the underdog who overcame his or her circumstances to succeed. But I was not fooled though. I saw something that others may not have wanted to see, these guys were authentically brilliant and had passion for their academic disciplines. Although they had a weird social awkwardness, they were still positioned to do extremely well, much better than their counterparts.
Well, I still didn't listen to that voice and stayed on the side of popularity and lack of academic passion. Now I did do well in high school, and I now have come back earning AAS, BSBA, MBA, and only a few classes away from a EDD, I feel that lots of time was wasted. This inner nerd needs to be loosed at the prime time where it matter most. I spend more time trying to stage and academic comeback, than in actually living off of the hard work, dedication, and passion I now accept.
Nerds really do rule. Ask Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerburg, and all the other so-called nerds who were awkward then, but are now a fascination to so many.
The question I have is, can a person comeback to nerdism? Can a person recover the lost passion for academics? Can this nerd ever rule?