“…and so the dominoes begin to fall the very moment you peeped out of your mum’s vagina. You probably might not be reading this, had you been born an hour later.”
Hello everyone, hope you’re good?
Lets quickly dissect, dismember and disintegrate the topic up there… Lol! (Just trying to be vocab nerd lord!)
So who is a NERD?
Personality and physical appearance
Stereotypical nerds are commonly seen as intelligent but socially and physically awkward. They would typically be perceived as either lacking confidence or being indifferent or oblivious to the negative perceptions held of them by others, with the result that they become frequent objects of scorn, ridicule, bullying, and social isolation. However, many nerds may eventually find a group of similar people to associate with.
Because of the nerd stereotype, many smart people are often thought of as nerdy. This belief can be harmful, as it can cause high school students to “switch off their lights” out of fear of being branded as one of them, and cause otherwise appealing people to be nerdy simply for their intellect. It was once thought that intellectuals were nerdy because they were envied. However, Paul Graham stated in his essay, “Why Nerds are Unpopular”, that intellect is neutral, meaning that you are neither loved or despised for it. He also states that it is only the correlation that makes smart teens automatically seem nerdy, and that a nerd is someone that is not socially adept enough. Additionally, he says that the reason why many smart kids are unpopular is that they “don’t have time for the activities required for popularity.”
Stereotypical “nerd” appearance includes very large glasses, braces, severe acne and pants highly lifted up. In the media, many nerds are white males, portrayed as being physically unfit, either overweight or very thin. It has been suggested by some, that being a nerd may be a state of being “hyperwhite” and rejecting African-American culture and slang that “cool” white children use. However, after a few deeper observations, nerds have been seen in all races and colors as well as more recently being a frequent young Asian or Indian male stereotype.
Portrayal of “nerd girls”, in films such as She’s Out of Control, Welcome to the Dollhouse and She’s All That depicts that smart but nerdy women might suffer later in life if they do not focus on improving their physical attractiveness.
A 2010 study indicated that Asian Americans are perceived as most likely to be nerds, followed by White Americans, while non-White Hispanics and Black Americans were perceived as least likely to be nerds.
This stereotype may be socially damaging due to exclusion. Among Whites, Jews are perceived as the nerdiest and are stereotyped in similar ways to Asians.
Thanks to wiki, that’s all I can put here on Nerds. Well, I’ve sometimes been shot the ‘N’ word myself but in all the scenarios, I’ve had to laugh about it cos I know I might be close, but I’m not a nerd… probably with some measures, not even close. (Recent one is some peeps saying I use my data plan to watch CNN. Whatever that’s means- Speak of Nerds and braces.)
The point I’ll finally drive home is: If you need a very intelligent partner, you might want to overlook physical appearance… and if you want a very attractive spouse, you might want to overlook spectacular intelligence.
Mother Nature and her very many ways of laughing at us though.
Well, less I forget. If you need both intelligence and physical appearance check me out in ‘The Team’ page. Lol! *Covers face*
If you’ve ever been Nerd branded or bullied, you could also share your experience.
Thanks everyone. See you guys later.
Mature Minds Talk.
Happy Birthday to someone very special.
Times and seasons goes by fast but not fast enough to forget your special day boo. I could still remember our conversation over the phone a couple of months ago when I was racking my brain over the name to choose for my site. Lol!… At last we eureka-ed Mature Minds Talk and guess what?
Over twelve thousand people have come across that name.
You’ve always been a spinal line for me and in everything you’ve supported me like a sworn duty. Nobody can take your space in my heart cos you took a sharpey and engraved your initials in there and even though I can’t do too much in saying Happy Birthday, I’ll humbly ask that you find time out of your busy schedule to take this little poem and enjoy it. Thanks!
its your birthday today
happy birthday to you i say
may your years be long for you this i pray
may your joy never stop today and everyday
may your tears turn to cheers this i also pray
its your day once again
happy birthday to you i say again
all that you’ve lost may you regain
God’s glory on you may it remain
the enemies of you may God detain
happy birthday i say again
top of the world cheers to you
happy birthday to you
with love and care i send this to you
many happy returns i also wish you
the best of God may God give you
happy birthday Zee, cheers
Mature Minds Talk.
To show my sympathy and concern, I called her and we’ve spoken around two to three times after that. She said she’s moving on with her life and she has nothing against me and I can also move on with mine, since there are no interlocking paths anymore. Well, asides that, I must confess that… errr…. Ok! I wanted to advice Jay against dating Lizzy once cos I didn’t buy the idea of him dating a single mum. No offence intended.”
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Mature Minds Talk.
The tears were not of sadness or sorrow, neither of regret or hurt. They were tears of gratefulness mixed with pain and relief.