This weekend, I had the occasion to go into two different GameStop stores and the guys behind the counter were really cool. They had that "we have the best job in the world," vibe. So - I think I finally figured out why I like geeks.
They are passionate about something, and often so passionate about it that they don't care what anyone else thinks. That's definately my cup of tea! Being an overgrown Disney fan, musical theater/theater fan, and (yes, still) role-player - it's a quality I completely understand and sympathize with.
You could say we speak the same language, even if our topics are different.
I've been really blessed these past few years to become friends with some people who are very passionate about the adventures in their lives. Many of them work towards making those dreams a reality just to see where the path takes them. It's exciting to count myself as a part of their lives.
And I find that watching them persue their dreams and live in their passions feeds that trait in me that doggedly persues my dreams as well. Afterall, I would NEVER have done a Triathlon if Bon Bon hadn't gotten me caught up in her enthusiasm. I would never have entered a 1/2 marathon if Fly Boy hadn't reminded me that I constantly underestimate myself.
While some may see video game geeks as a drain on society, just sitting on their rumps and staring at a screen all day, I believe there's more to them than that. Yes, life is full of adventures that you may miss if your ONLY hobby is enjoying all that technology has to offer, but, generally speaking - anyone who follows their God given passions can't be too off the mark as far as I'm concerned. ;)
So to all you gamers out there -