August 8, 2011

Freaks and Geeks(A Two Part Blog)

Freak, a person who has something unusual about their appearance or behavior.

Geek, a person who is overly intellectual, peculiar or otherwise unlikable person.

These are the basic definition of the words as most people know them. Why?


Ok, you all knew one or two so called geeks in school. The kid with the dorky clothes or the smart kid in class that everyone made fun of.

Why do people make fun of these people? What because their families didn't have the money to be able to afford the 100 dollar pair of shoes? Could it possibly have been simply that the kids parents thought it more important to save money for college than spend so much on clothes? It could have been for any reason but that's not a good reason to make fun of someone. Just because a person doesn't dress the way everyone else does, shouldn't make them a target for laughter and criticism.

Why do people make fun of the smartest kid in class? Why, because they have a higher intelligence level than yourself? Seems kind of ironic doesn't it? You make fun of them now and then later on down the road when you are out looking for a job and the person you made fun of owns the company you're applying for a job at. Who is laughing now?

Just because someone is smart or dresses differently or is interested in activities that you aren't doesn't mean they should be made a target. The same can be said of all walks of life.

This doesn't or shouldn't just apply to the freaks and geeks, but to everyone. Just because someone is different from you does not mean they are a lesser or greater human being than yourself.

We all make fun of people from time to time, I admit it, I do it. Its human nature. I guess we can't escape it. Just think about it this way though, for every geek, freak, nerd, blonde bimbo, weirdo, or any other person that you laugh at, somewhere, someone is laughing at you.

So go ahead and laugh and make your jokes because I am sure you are the source of someones laughter somewhere too.

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