At the Calgary Comics Expo this past Saturday a new mother asked Wil Wheaton to explain to her daughter why it’s awesome to be a nerd. She recorded the video to show her daughter in the future when she’s old enough to understand.
Here is his response:
Like Wil, I was a nerd growing up and I had to deal with the the taunts and bullying that came with it, but by the time I hit Junior High I had managed to find other nerds and started friendships that have lasted right up to today. Countless hours spent playing video games, pen and paper RPGs, and watching sci-fi movies and shows and discussing the latest books with these friends have left me with some of the best memories I could hope for. If I had it all to do over again I don’t think I’d change a minute of it. Being a nerd is awesome and we ended up taking over the world.
Found via Geeks are Sexy.