Rj111
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Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:49 am

So many people consider themselves geeks on this site. I for one certainly don't, and i'm sure some other agree. So i often wonder; Are people who like aviation drawn to it because they're "geeks" and "nerds" and that kind of thing appeals to their unique brain structure. Or is it because no-one accepts them in life due to their geek-like features and therefore their only joy comes from engrossing themselves in perverse hobbies, avoiding interaction with others at all costs.

So in short.

People are born geeks, dipslay the mental and physical attributes of a geek, and due to this Aviation appeals to them.

Or

People are born geeks, are rejected by society, therefore seek other forms of joy, ie Aviation, which could potentially interest everyone, but has only been noticed by people rejected form society.

BTW, Sorry if i've offended anyone.
 
kaddyuk
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:04 pm

I'm a "geek", i'll hold my hand high and proud on stage and say this. I'm not ashamed. More proud of the fact. I've done far more shameful things in my life. Being labled a "geek" by society because it makes everyone a little easier about themselves is nothing.

Some people might think it strange that i stand in a field and watch aeroplanes at the weekend strange. I find kicking a ball around a field for 90 minutes a little weird as it happens but whatever.

"Geek" is just a name. It doesnt define who a person is, its just another category. Its also a catgory i'd rather be a member of than some other types of people i know (i.e. Stoners) however thats my choice.
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jap
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:13 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 1):

"Geek" is just a name. It doesnt define who a person is, its just another category. Its also a catgory i'd rather be a member of than some other types of people i know (i.e. Stoners) however thats my choice.

I wholeheartedly agree.

I won't say I'm PROUD of being a geek, but once even your parents call you a "geek" or a "nerd" (not to offend me, I might add), there must be an element of truth in it  Silly

I am the tech-head of the family, I'm an aviation nut, I spend a lot of time on the internet... in most people's dictionary, that makes me a geek. And I'm not afraid of admitting that I am. It simply doesn't matter to me.

However, I don't think ANYONE is born a geek. They become one- either because they want to, or because they get expelled from groups and so at school and find comfort in sitting at home, surfing the internet, playing computer games, pull out the camera and go shoot airplanes or whatever they choose to do. I don't think anyone is DESTINED to become a geek  Wink
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KFLLCFII
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:18 pm

Quoting RJ111 (Thread starter):
So many people consider themselves geeks on this site.

Sucks to be them.

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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:21 pm

Quoting RJ111 (Thread starter):
engrossing themselves in perverse hobbies

I hope you weren't refering to "Dogging"

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aerobalance
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:56 pm

Define what a 'geek' or 'nerd ' is?

If it means being a vendor in the Aerospace Industry, one that is sought after with basically no competition, having a family lineage of being involved in the industry since my Great-grandfather worked with the Wright Brothers, being studious to the discipline since we are the ones building the vessels that your ass rides on.... Then may, just maybe I'm a nerd - and maybe a geek. My girlfriend complains that I don't spend enough time with her - she's right, not with the money that this industry gives me - she knows her place.

and now back to watching 'Goodfellas'
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:55 pm

I think it takes a lot more guts to be a geek than to be a jock and fit the cool mold. A geek is enjoying what they like, because they like it, and to hell with the consequences.

Honestly, how many of us really give a shit what people think of our hobby?

Granted, there are degrees of geekiness.. There is the casual planefan, the hardcore anorak geek.. and everything between the two.
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:03 pm

I can be a little of everything. A airplane geek, a jock, a ham radio enthusiast and hundreds of other things I have as hobbies...but no matter what I am doing....when an airplane flies over everything else stops.
 
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:13 pm

Quoting MD80fanatic (Reply 7):
a ham radio enthusiast

Now THAT is a geek.  stirthepot 
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kevi747
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RE: Thoughts On The Aviation:Geekiness Connections

Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:31 pm

I always had a mental picture of what the rest of you were like, and it was kind of stereotypically "geeky". Then someone started the "self-pic" threads a few years ago and I was really surprised.  eek  You all look like a bunch of normal people (some of whom are really attractive) who just happen to share a common interest. I think that's great! It doesn't make us geeks, we just like planes.  bigthumbsup 

I remember when I was very young I was fascinated with the airplanes and all the workings of the airport when we'd go to pick someone up at DFW, so I guess I fall more into your second category.
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