Archive for January 26th, 2012

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
Self-Help for Nerds: Advice from Comedian Chris Hardwick“, in November 2011 issue of Wired Magazine


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