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Because of our mutant powers of obsession, it’s my guess that a lot of nerds suffer from addiction.  Nerds get caught up in minutiae, because there is a tremendous and fulfilling sense of control in understanding every single detail of a thing more than any other living creature.  But we also tend to have a very active internal monologue (in some cases, dialog).  These are some delightful ingredients — mixed with a bit of genetic predisposition — for overdoing things that make us feel good in the moment.
    —    Chris Hardwick
From the article:  “Self-Help for Nerds: Advice from Comedian Chris Hardwick
Appearing in:  Wired Magazine;  dtd:  November 2011
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2021 Seeking Center
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2020 You Mean I’m STILL In School?
2019 Finishing Work
2018 Diversity
2017 Timely Planning
2016 Just Too Easy To Know Fewer And Fewer
2015 A Fine Balance
2014 Next Rung
2013 Super Bowl Prep
Romantics
A Goal For Zen?
2012 Mutant Powers Of Obsession
2011 Federal Stars
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