11 Reasons Why You Should Embrace Your Inner Geek

11 Reasons Why You Should Embrace Your Inner Geek

Think About All The Fun Conventions You Get To Go To!

The word geek originally was known as a carnival performer who performs wild or disgusting acts. Now it is known as someone who is unfashionable or socially inept, but this does not always have to be the case. I think you can really be a geek about anything, whether it is about fantasy football, theatre, chemistry, or in my case, anime. Everyone has something they like a little bit too much. We all have that favorite TV show that we watch religiously on Netflix every time we get the chance.

Embracing your inner geek is good for society. In high school, many people hide the things they are passionate about out of fear of not fitting in, or being a part of the cool crowd. I did this for most of my middle and high school years. It wasn’t until my junior year that I realized that I should accept who I am and if those around me didn’t like it, then they weren’t worth being my friend. It took awhile, but I was able to find people that I meshed with very well, who had a lot of the same interests as me. I was a happier person and loved myself more than I ever thought I could.

Here are some reasons why you should embrace your inner geek:

1. You get to be good at or knowledgeable about something. Being a geek about something makes you good or at least know more than the average person about something. Sooner or later you’ll become the go-to person for a certain discipline.

2. You know the people around you like, you for you. You’ve embraced it already and so have all the people around you. There are no superficial fronts that need to be put up between you or your loved ones.

3. Your hobby or interest can help you make friends. There are always people out there that share the same interests as you.

4. Originality is awesome. It doesn’t matter if your interest isn’t ‘mainstream’ because we need more unique people in this world

5. Dedication. Being a geek about something shows that you have dedication, because you all know how much time you have to put into this interest. This can be transferred to other aspects of your life too, like school, careers, and family. Many people go through life without committing to something. But not us geeks!

6. Success. With all that dedication, comes success. There are many famous geeks in this world that started out just like us, but set high goals for themselves and were about to achieve their dreams!

7. You get to be childishly excited about something. No matter what it is you may be passionate about, whether it's a new episode, you learned a new formula, or the game you have been waiting to come out for months is finally released. You have the right to be crazy excited about it!

8. There is a lot of merchandise you can buy. There’s always some fun merchandise to go along with your geeky hobbies: baseball cards, posters, t-shirts, and a lot of other cool things that allow you to show off your love for something more than just telling people.

9. There are whole conventions dedicated to your interests. Shakespeare conventions, comic con, fantasy football conventions, and the list goes on and on. There is literally a convention for everything. There is nothing more amazing than being surrounded by other people who are just as geeky as you are about the thing you love most.

10. It’s cool now. Slowly, but surely, the word geek is starting to be used as a positive thing. Geeks today are less likely to be bullied and more likely to be accepted for who they are and for what they like!

11. Being a geek is extremely liberating. A quote from Simon Pegg explains this better than I could myself, “Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It’s basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

So embrace your inner geek. It’s good for you!

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

You go, girl.

We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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