4. Geeks are becoming more like regular folk
It goes the other way too. It’s natural for everyone whom has trouble fitting into the established norms about how a person should be like to desire fitting in. We’re all social creatures and that includes geeks.
And considering that geeks are basically problem solving machines it was only a matter of time before they could figure this one out too. They started working on aspects of themselves that they could bring more in line to mainstream acceptance without actually compromising their geeky tendencies, and some of those mainstream norms exist for good reasons.
For example, it’s true that a tendency to get carried away with a given project, which is common among geeks, sometimes gets people to drop the ball on things like eating well, exercising, grooming, making sure you’re dressed well and so on. These are the things that geeks are increasingly looking into and baking into their personalities. As a result, they end up appearing a lot more like “normal” people than they perhaps used to.
Besides that, geeks who have found success in the pursuit of their projects and gotten wealthier as a result could also afford luxuries that normal people desire too.
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