The legacy of the Obama administration? Hope is dead.: Nearly 70% of Americans believe that hard work will not allow them to succeed. 80% believe the this generation will have to work harder than the last to excel. 78% believe that their children have …
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The saddest way to default on your student loan: If a parent or grandparent cosigns a private student loan and then dies, banks can demand that you pay up immediately.
Geek culture is mainstream culture. We’ve basically won. But we continue to define ourselves as outcasts and losers – insisting that being a geek means being a socially awkward freak who is still – somehow – morally and intellectually superior to the people around him.
We’re used to defining ourselves in opposition to others and assuming that by not being X (in this case, jocks, bros, etc.) we’re also not Y (bullies, rapists, harassers). We get caught up in the identity of “geek” being “outsiders”, meaning that we’re the excluded. If we start to question those definitions then… who are we? How are we supposed to identify ourselves? How are we supposed to know that, deep down inside, we’re the superior ones?
Far easier to pretend it’s not a problem.