A friend of mine has a son that is a geek. We've both known he was a geek for a few years, but now her son is becoming aware of it. We both know that there's nothing wrong with being a geek, and that he'll be fine in the long run, but it doesn't make him(the son) feel any better.
Sometime during junior high school I realized that I am a geek. In high school I lettered in 4 sports, was NHS, and received a scholarship to Boston College, but I still couldn't stop being a geek.
After high school, I realized that lots of women really like geeks, and it stopped bothering me. The problem is that my friend's son is 13, and there is nothing more lonely than being a geek in high school.
How many of us consider themselves to be a geek, and lead a happy, successful life.