Geek = weird
Continuing from LorB's query:
I thought I should start another thread.
In summary, geeking out is weird, no one in my real life thinks anything I am doing is remotely interesting, and support for my strange interests is non-existent. If I were doing some queer art, or trying to save the planet, or something equally strange, I would have lots of company. But after awhile, geeking out gets REALLY lonely.
Ooops, didn't see this until after I had already replied.
See the other thread.
April 22nd, 2007 8:29pm
get out of chicago!
April 22nd, 2007 9:27pm
April 22nd, 2007 9:38pm
sharky, I understand.
I completely understand.
April 22nd, 2007 9:52pm
You will die alone. Or rather, the experience will be a solitary one no matter how many people share the room with you as you exit.
Think of geekdom as practice for the ultimate, final solo.
April 23rd, 2007 1:19am
I totally agree, Sharkey.
Geeking-out seems to have this irrelevance to it. The people at my work are great fire-fighters, because solving spur of the moment problems quickly is what most fixtures, I mean employees, at a co. are supposed to be good at. But this was like my last co., too.
To make something new, and not be a pariah, to be like Moses bringing down the latest cool deal (tablets) from God. hehe. Uh, yeah, that's what I want, but that's the hardest trick to pull off. Of course, others will see it as folly, but they are at what they do anyway, so what does that matter toward your ideas.
Lonely, yes, although it seems hard to find the time to do things even if you have zero geek hobbies, unless you live right next to work or something like that.
For me, it seems like one key is just to pick my spots along the way, and incure some active or passive ire for it. At some point, my thinking goes, you have to find your thing. Because it's you, and life almost forces you to be you because that's what you bring to the table. Can only hide and play the "just fit in" game so well, for so long.
Maybe you have found your spot already?? Or your earnings spot of comfortability in the system - the one with the gold-watch, remember? Anyway, you seem to be succeeding by the standard of the day.