I am a geek. Yes, it is a broadly defining statement but it is true. I did not go to my high school prom. Instead, I sat in front of my friend’s father’s computer and programmed a rudimentary form of PacMan many years before the game came out. I had dreams of being a science guy. I would be sallow with insane hair and would happily fumble about in my basement laboratory. I do not know whether all geeks of my generation were lonely but I know that I was. I have all kinds of stories about being picked on and shunned. It is all very sad and “after school special”.
Luckily for all of us, it gets better. Somewhere around college age, I came out of my shell and decided that people were important. I was still very shy so becoming the life of the party was out of the question. Instead, I took on relationship like Spock analyzing McCoy. Did I forget to say that I am a major Star Trek buff?
By the time that I met Lee, I had dissected human interaction and was attempting to boil it down to its smallest components. I was taking on psychology like a physicist would. One of the many reasons that I fell in love with Lee was that she could cry and rage at one moment then, just as passionately, flip the emotion onto its backside and expose its soft underbelly.
Now-a-days, I’m not so shy. As a matter of fact, I am a little on the brutally honest side. This is because of an amazing wife, some really good friends, and a lot of therapy. I guess I had something to do with it too but I will get to my insights and insecurities later.
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