In this day and age, being a nerd is not such a bad thing. After all, the nerds of today are rich, very, very rich. Look at Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page. Even Urban Dictionary defines a nerd as, “The person you will one day call boss.”
Being called a nerd used to be a derogatory term, but nerds are now the new rock stars of our society. Every kid who codes wants to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, or Sergey Brin.
There is nothing wrong with having the highest IQ within your crew and having your act together in life. The new cool nerds are the full package deal—smart, with great style, confidence from being a smarty pants—and they’re socially accepted.
Nerds are known to be obsessive about their area of interest and will happily talk your ear off about their favourite subject matter whether that is the game Terraria or marine biology. They take pride in their expertise, and they continue to learn obsessively about their subject matter even if others think they’re geeky.
If someone calls you a nerd, smile and remember it is not at all a bad thing. Use one of our fun comebacks.
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Jennifer Garner felt like a nerd in high school
Jennifer Garner now has millions of fans but she claims when she was young she was pretty nerdy and never part of the in crowd.
I was a real nerd. I wasn’t the popular one, I was one of those girls on the edge of the group. I never wore the right clothes and I had a kind of natural geekiness. I was in the school band and I think that has a bit of a stigma at the age of 13. If you’d asked me what I wanted to be, I would have said something like a librarian.” – Jennifer Garner