It’s OK to Be a Nerd
April 26, 2011
These days, being nerdy is a disorder too. My feeling is, if no one is suffering, then it’s not a disorder. He’s a smart kid, he’s suppose to be socially awkward. Of course he’s getting beat up at school. But he’ll probably invent something and be the next Bill Gates. And the guy who beat him up will probably end up cleaning his toilets. Problem solved.
Asperger’s doesn’t seem to have the self-destructive and abusive qualities of BPD. Sure he might have trouble getting a date, but he won’t play mind games or lash out at you. Somewhere out there, there’s a nice nerdy girl for him. He’ll be just fine.