Thankful to be a nerd? I certainly am!
It’s Thanksgiving here in the States so what a perfect time to tell you what I’m thankful for! And I am thankful to be a nerd!
I’m thankful to be a nerd because I feel like nerds get better female role models. For example, Hermione Granger in Harry Potter. She showed girls that it’s ok to be smart. How many times did she get Harry and Ron out of a scrape by using her brain? Katniss Everdeen showed girls that it’s alright to fight to protect those that you love. She volunteers as tribute to protect Prim from the Hunger Games. Amy Pond showed us to have faith in other people. She never gave up on the Doctor or Rory. These are just the female role models, not to mention the amazing male role models.
Another reason that I’m thankful to be a nerd is because I was taught from a very young age to help other people. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman all help other people. Those are the three main superheros that I watched when I was little. Something that all superheros have in common is that they help people. Not always with altruistic reasons (cough, cough Ironman 😉 ), but they always help people.
Finally, I’m thankful to be a nerd because of how accepting other nerds are! Go to a convention, and you will have some many new instant friends! I met so many amazing people standing in line for a panel! It is amazing how you can strike up a conversation about Doctor Who with some random person who’ve never met. They won’t judge you or think you are crazy for dressing up as the Eleventh Doctor. Because they might just be dressing up as the Tenth the following day!
I am so happy to be a nerd!! 😀 What makes you thankful to be a nerd?