Geeks become “interesting, admired, and inspiring adults…”

Geeks are often ostracized and scorned in high school because they’re outsiders, either refusing, ignoring or not understanding how to climb the pecking order of popularity. As described in the new book from Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders¬† Thrive After High School, the entire culture conspires to suppress those that are different, those that won’t act like everyone else:

“There is too much pressure on children to conform to a narrowing in-crowd image, when we should be nurturing the outsiders who reject that image. In large part, those are the individuals who will turn out to be the kinds of interesting, admired, and inspiring adults who earn respect and attention for their impact on their community or the world.”

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