Thinking in boxes?

Apparently, when you’re interested in your field of work and that field of work happens to include Mathematics and Computer Science and you even dare talk about it in public, you’re a nerd and you deserve to be sneered at. Such happened to me last week. I don’t get it. Fellow students laughed and said "Well, we are nerds, so what?". There you have it; so what. I am spending my weekend solving mathematical puzzles and solving exercises in functional programming and you know what? I like it! I am feeling just fine here in the nerd-box. They understand me here šŸ™‚