Excellent! Thank you for looking out for the nerds.
I'm surprised there aren't more comments on this article. I felt a lot
of this growing up, and I'm grateful to have it out there in the open for
people to think about. Thanks!
I am not surprised that there are few comments. I"m certain that a fair
amount of eye rolling or statements similar to "that's nice" or
"right on" followed the reading of this article. But, like so many
people who agree or disagree, they are unwilling or simply uninterested in
trying to see changes like those suggested in this article. I have spent my
life, whether in church, with so-called friends, in school, work, and even
athletics trying to fit, but failing. This article grasped me with a vigorous
feeling of understanding and acceptance; a feeling I have felt only rarely in
the past three decades. To know that there are those who don't simply pity
the plight of the intellectual or those who enjoy thinking wraps me warmly as I
begin another day in a world that glorifies the opposite and seeks the
sensationalistic opportunities that counter wisdom and truth. It's glorious
to know that someone, somewhere, desires truth and understanding both on an
intellectual and spiritual scale. At lest in these words, I fit.
So...no one else sees the irony? The description of these kids--the kids
O.S.Card says he's always kept his eye out for--perfectly fits kids who
grow up with homosexual feelings, yet Card has been fairly brutal and
unapologetic in his treatment of/opinions about people who identify as