Back in the days of grade school, the last word most people wanted to be associated with was “geek.” Yet, as much as there may be a negative association with this word for someone highly intelligent and proficient in technology, the truth is that geeks are some of the best people to have in our lives.
If you don’t have the pleasure of being a geek yourself, you should seriously consider making some geek friends. Not sold on why? Take a look at some of the biggest reasons why everyone should have a geek buddy.
They’re Your Own Personal IT Support
Our geek friends are the ones we call when we’re not sure how to do a system update, or what a motherboard is. They’re there to help us avoid phishing scams, and code our blogs. They’re there to help us set up remote monitoring on our pets while we’re away on vacation. Our geek friends are more than just adorable and fun— they are our own personal IT support for free!
They Have Their Life Together
Usually, people who are considered geeks are the ones that have taken their jobs and futures seriously. You don’t have to worry about them crashing on your couch, or asking to borrow $100 to cover their rent. Geeks usually have a solid job and are well respected amongst their colleagues. So if you’re looking for responsible friends that you know you can count on, look no further than your local geek.
Although it’s not always guaranteed, usually the most intelligent people are the funniest ones. They can draw humor from historical references, and cultural references, and plug-in their quick wit at any moment. If you love high-brow humor, then geeks are the best kind of friends to make you laugh.
They Have Great Advice About the Latest Products
Geeky people are usually reading the latest reviews and consumer reports. If you don’t have the energy to research a product before buying it yourself, then ask your geek friend what their opinion is. Usually, they have great advice about what the best products on the market are, and which purchase you should consider over the rest.
They’re Usually Kind
Geeks were often so tormented throughout their childhood, and potentially into their adult years that they’re the last kind of person to be cruel or kick you when you’re down. If you want a kind friend, then consider choosing a geek. They treat others the way they wish they would have been treated, and can therefore make a fantastic friend full of plenty of compassion and kindness.
Even though your geek friends are great for helping you set up your computer, or stay up to date with the latest tech news, it’s clear to see that there’s way more to love about a geek than just that. So what are you waiting for? Go out and hug a geek right now!