Recently at a convention Wil Wheaton was asked by an audience member to record a message for her newborn daughter about why being a nerd is awesome. His reply is fabulous and possibly made me cry. It is definitely worth four minutes of your day!
This is my favorite part:
"It's now about what you love, it's about how you love it. There's going to be a thing in your life that you will love. I don't know what it's going to be- it might be sports, it might be reading, it might be science... it doesn't matter what it is. The way love it, the way you find other people who love it the way you do is what makes being a nerd awesome."
I found this great graphic by Hank Green that sums up the whole speech-
I love being a nerd and I love finding other people that understand that.