Ah, yes. I know how that goes. Some people do not realize that being a Brony has nothing to do with being a homosexual. Likewise, Trekkies aren't always single, and Boy Scout leaders aren't always homophobic.
Honestly, anything that can be grouped together has these assumptions made about them. They're called stereotypes.
I have some interests that have marked me as well earlier, so I guess I know what you mean; Studying Latin on the side, fencing and playing Baroque in third grade gave me some tough moments in school. I never truly bothered about it, but (ironically enough) that gave me a renommé as a person who looked down on others.
People who have other interests than "the crowd" will always be subjects of questioning etc. You don't have to defend or excuse anything, and my suggestion is that you don't bother too much about it (though I do understand why it irritates you).
Also remember that if someone gets judgmental in a mean way (not to be confused with arrogance), there's always a way to get back at them - stupid people just don't realize that, when they start attacking.
DariaDzyubaFeatured By OwnerJan 3, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People say all the possibly things about me and some of them tried and still try to change my mind, but I don't care. Society is funny. They told me to be myself and yet they judge(d) me. I don't live my life impressing others, I have my reasons to be who I am and others don't know me and will never understand my life. The people who judge me, aren't the rules of my life or the deciding factor in my happiness.
I will always be judged and I won't give a fuck about it. It's life.
What I read: "Bawwwww! I care too much about what other people think of me, so rather than accept that my interests are a defining part of who I am and just accept that, I'm going to complain about how other can't accept me for who I am, even though everyone knows that only morons and people that don't matter stereotype me, just like how I'm stereotyping people as stereotyping assholes. Bawwww, I'm too busy worrying about labels, like the people I'm condoning."
If you ever admit to being "geek" or "nerd", you're part of the cancer. Not a single person needs to know about your interests. If you make them public, you're knowingly opening yourself to attacks, because what you like will always be what someone else hates.
The best "geeks" or "nerds" are those that know how to shut the fuck up about it and go on with their business silently.
I find that a persons like, job, education, where they live have very little to do with who they realy are. But many people want to jugde you that way. We are much more complicated but we are often expected to be rather shallow and specializes in this modern world. People want to know what you do where you work. Like that says anything about you. I have foundthat a quick way to find out if someone whant to realy get to know you when they ask what you do say something wierd. I say I am an eccentric artist. The people who want to really know me then ask all kinds of things and we can get to know each other. The people who really don't care shut up, and look at you wierd.