Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Linsey Lohan. Why is that?

John Green

John Green is an American author of YA fiction, including “The Fault in Our Stars” (which is in my reading stack, but is pretty far down and I haven’t gotten to it yet).  And he’s a nerd.  Or at least pretty close.  I’m actually originally familiar with John Green from The Project for Awesome, which is actually pretty awesome.  Check it out.