I admit it: I’m sort of strange. I’ve got over-active imagination disorder. I’m a bit of a geek and all my experience as a self-conscious, self-focused teenager is hard to shake. I realized recently that I tend to be protective of my geekiness as though it entitles me to eccentricity and wearing mismatched socks and being standoffish. I don’t know if it’s something Paxil could fix, but I’m not exactly comfortable with it. It’s hard feeling selfish and guilty for being the way I am all the time.
But I think it would help if somehow all the geeks who are like this could come out and admit it and band together to proudly declare that we forfeit our right to coolness. That would be very healing, I think, for a lot of us. Then the cool people could have their shallow world and we could just go about our own geeky deepness in peace.
So here’s the call to throw out your psychological damages and the scorecards you’ve been carrying around since junior high and just give it all up. You know what I’m saying.
Now all I suppose I have to do is go out and find some cool people to surrender to…