Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wil Wheaton Talks About The Beauty Of Being A Nerd

At the behest of a fan, Wil Wheaton (Wesley from Star Trek: The Next Generation for all of you other nerds) gave a pep talk to her newly born baby girl about the virtues of being a nerd at the Calgary Comic Expo in April.

He explains in this video that being a nerd meant that he liked things that took a lot of effort to understand, things that not everyone else loved. Though he says these things in reference to his love of science and books, what he says can be easily applied to gymnastics, too. "The way you love it, the way you find other people who love it the way you do is what makes being a nerd awesome," he tells baby Violet, whose mother is recording the speech.

It's not about what you love; it's about how you love it. 

Fans of gymnastics are a different subset of nerd. We love it passionately despite the fact that the rest of the world only pays attention once every four years. And we've all found one another online so we can appreciate the sport together. Awwww.

Check the entire video here:

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