Re: Why does society hate nerds?
i see nerds in 3 categories...
a) Social nerds - (The Good)
b) Wannabes - (The Bad)
c) Antisocial nerds - (and The Ugly)
The Social Nerd
if anything i am part of group A) computer game loving all round fun guy , quite knowledgable but not one of those you speak to and think, god stfu i don't want to know >.<
basically the social nerd has all the typical mental features of a nerd, without the boring side, and that actually knows how to fit into normal society and have fun (basically accepted by the "cool kids") :p
these are a kind of nerd that wishes to join regular society but lack the people skills and mindset. they find freakishly geekish things funny and try to make jokes about them, which even though you understand the joke, it's not funny because it's so lame to be such a nerd about it. the wannabes just long for acceptance neither able to fit in with normal society, the social geeks or Antisocial nerds (because they don't want to be associated with the antisocial Nerds).
The Antisocial Nerds
these are the kinds that always hang around with other nerds... they don't drink, they don't smoke, they don't party or anything. they just sit around talking about WoW all day or playing D&D or whatever nerdish thing they are currently into. they can't fit into normal society and don't even try... this lack of trying is mainly their problem. they correct people over the slightest things constantly and try to make themselves sound superior just because of things only an antisocial nerd would care about.
the anti social nerd can easily turn into a wannabe nerd, however it takes longer and more effort to change their mindset and become a social nerd.