Where you a book worm or a geek in school?

@cbeee3 (2064)
India
July 9, 2009 2:01pm CST
.. I sure was one.And am not ashamed to admit it either. I was big time into academics and was very competitive. But apart from academics I had other interests like creative writing, music and sports. So I guess I was not a super geek. Tell me I had company please? Come on, I want to hear your stories.
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16 responses
9 Jul 09
I would not classify myself as a geek in school however i didnt really talk much so i was quite reserved, i hung out with all the cool kids at school but i wasnt exactly kool either just because i never spoke much however i done well for myslef academically and am now a student at a respected university and now most of the kool kids are working in places like crappy carwashes lol
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
Haha.. That is a short cute story right there. Good to know that you are in University now. I am done with Univ, ages ago. Oh My God, I feel old now. Thanks for your response. keep smiling and happy mylotting!
• United States
9 Jul 09
Both. I love reading, and I am a huge Johnny Depp fan, so I know 'stuff'.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
Oh my. I love Johnny myself. We have a lot in common I guess. So you were a resident of geekdom. Happy myLotting and thanks for your response!
• United States
9 Jul 09
Im sorry to announce but i was not a geek in school. I am about to turn twenty four and even talk to the same people i went to school with and still see them out partying and having a good time like i do so i find it very easy to get along with everyone if you still know everyone in town. I was a cheerleader in high school and also in the dance class they offered and was very active in school, but there were the days i skipped and went into other classes and it was fun i loved my high school days even if my grades weren't always the best.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
9 Jul 09
Hey that is cool..Being a cheerleader and all..Nice! Funny thing with me was I did hang out with the cool kids coz of the other stuff I was into like sports, but then I am a self-proclaimed geek. And Oops at the typo ... Were** and not "Where" .. Darn, did not notice that when I submitted the discussion.
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• United States
14 Jul 09
Hi cbeee3..... I can't really say I was a geek or a bookworm, but I liked to read and still do and I was never one of the lucky ones who could get by without studying for a test. I have never figured out how the same two people can be in the same class and take the same notes and one has to study in order to get a passing grade and the other one doesn't evenn have to open the book and they are guaranteed a passing grade every time. I loved reading and read anything I could get my hands on and I am still that way. Both of my daughters like to read, but my son does not even read the newspaper. flutterby
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
16 Jul 09
Awww flutterby.. Your comments always make me smile. They are always from the heart and you put thought into it, that is what I love about your posts. I guess the only explanation to the "why do some people pass without studying and some need to slog to get through"-lies in how our brains are wired and why God made us the way he did. Not all of us are Albert Einstein isn't it Excellent response!!
@afdinki (83)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I guess you can call me a bookworm. I was considered the smartest of my class even if I didn't graduated valedictorian or salutatorian. I had alot of interests, and still do. I was in the beta club, chess team, academic challenge. I loved sports. I just didn't play, even when the coach asked me to join the team. I was a quick 6'2" 205 in high school. I was pretty good in basketball and football. I really didn't care too much about social interactions back then even though pretty much everyone liked me.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
Then in my books you would be a bookworm without a doubt. Oh my god, my horrible jokes are getting worse! Sorry about that. I was like you in the sense that I was into books/academics as well as sports. Nice combo! Thanks for your response and happy myLotting!
• Canada
10 Jul 09
I am still in high school and I don't think of my self as a geek mayby a book worm or a computer manic but not a geek. I love to read and write (I read 2-4 hours aday every day). I get okay marks in school but mainly I love computers I spend like 5 hours a day playing around with my computer or testing out software so I really don't know what I am. That fallows my life because I usually don't belong anywhere. Not like it matters you know the kids for 4 years then you never see them again anyway.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
I love your attitude. Like I said I am a self-proclaimed geek. I hung out with the cool kids, but I studied hard. I love the fact that you realize that once school is over, nothing matters.Everyone goes where life takes them. Some people don't remember this in school and being "cool" or "popular", becomes such a huge deal. God bless ya!
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
i was very studious back then. my only regret now is that i should've spent a little more time hanging out with friends than at the library, but other than that, it paid off, my being bookish. it's what feeds my family now
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
I knew being a geek was not all bad. Studying does pay off at the end. Thanks for responding!
• Indonesia
10 Jul 09
i love analysis and arithmetic... and reading, music is my hobby..
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
That is good to know. Thanks for responding. Happy myLotting!
@kasata (34)
• India
10 Jul 09
In school i was geek in my practicals i used to perform practicals before any one.And the way of performing was unique.iwas also good at extra curricular activities such as Singing,Karate,Presentations.But when it comes to theory examinations point of view iused to just by heart it especially for subjects such as history,civics,geography.Science was my favorite.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
Oh wow! Maths and Science were my favorites. So you were good at not just academics.That is just perfect.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
10 Jul 09
I was a geek in school...I studied and competed in academic competitions. Most of the people I hung out with were the same way. But they were also some of the most popular kids in school too. Plus a couple of the cheerleaders graduated with honors!
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
That is brilliant lulu.I have so much company here on myLot. Thanks for stopping and responding!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
10 Jul 09
I was like book worm.But for story books. i had always been a topper in my academic life. I was also good in dancing, recitation and painting.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
Oh nice, so you were an all rounder then. That is perfect. Thanks for your response.God bless!
• China
10 Jul 09
i think i am kind of geek king here , idont know how i went to university when many classmates cant .let me tell you something about my middle school ,i do all bad things t=other boys do ,besides i am the only one who was choosen not to leave school before ... by history teacher ,politics teacher ,and phisics teacher at the same time , you know everyday... oh mygod . and the only one my teacher asked not to have a deskmate for 2 years coz i always talk ...
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• United States
9 Jul 09
I loved reading all throughout my school years and into today (I turn 28 in September) but reading was always a private thing for me growing up. When my family was downstairs watching TV I was the one sneaking into my bedroom and snuggling up to a good book. I also like to write myself and both these things I found soo therapeutic and my closest friend (I only had a few) in middle school and in High School would regularly get three page letters stuffed to the brim with my musing and I think I even challenged them to do the same and appreciated that so much growing up. I am not or ever was the kind of person who liked to involve my friends in my heartache or personal problems up front but instead reveal these things in letters to them and in school nothing was brought up and it was just pure fun like you'd expect in high school. The subjects I excelled at growing up were Science (all kinds), English (but only writing aspects of it) and band (all my siblings played an instrument). I played the trumpet from 5th grade into my senior year of high school but I never considered it a geek thing because my father made us attend all my oldest sisters band functions (he volunteered regularly) so it was just a normal process. Ironically, growing up I was never the person in the classroom to want to fit in and in fact many of my classmates thought of me as being rather weird because I saw past all the 'rules' that go with fitting into the norms of school. I despised being the cool kid, although encouraged laughter even if it meant pulling teeth. I dont think they knew what to think of me because yes, I was the one who WANTED to sit in the front of class and constantly tried answering the teachers questions just to keep the classroom from being so quiet, I hated that feeling and didn't buy into the 'one answer' deal and often remember laughter when I would go out of my way to challenge my teachers. In high school it got to be really challenging for me because I had such a passion to learn (still do) but now more than ever it was about conformity and whereas before I was never one to stand out I surely didn't stand back either but in high school I did greatly. The competition was immense and I experienced it at many schools as after my parents divorced I tranferred to 5 different schools in my last year of middle school into my high school. I resented this because I never stopped loving to learn but at the same time I couldn't accept that your only as good as your percentile in class and quite often if you didn't fall into the top category you were left behind. This happened to me when in Math where I started falling behind in algebra and entered Chemistry in Science and got left behind in that because I couldn't keep up in the Math (I LOVED SCIENCE!!). Never a part of any clubs but my extracurricular in band but even there I never felt quite accepted because it was highly competitive and those not in the top half of even band were considered just 'minglelers' and not worth the attention and my joking about their taking themselves so seriously didn't help either. I HAVE had quite a few people call me geeks but people younger than me I guess like my dads stepdaughter (back when I was 20), my exes neice (When I was 22), mostly teenagers. When I was in school I think was just weird because I chose to ask too many questions.
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
Thank you for your wonderful wonderful response. I loved every bit of it. It must have taken you a lot of time to type this up, but I am glad that you shared a part of your life with all of us. I ask a lot of questions too.Even to this day. If I don't understand something, I try to figure it out on my own, do my research, and if that does not get me anywhere I have to ask questions. I cannot pretend to know something I don't. My ego shall never be an impediment to my learning. God bless you and happy myLotting!
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
9 Jul 09
Hi cbeee3! I'm afraid I wasn't much of a bookworm when I was in school. I hated studying and doing homework!I wasn't much of a geek, either. I didn't discover how much I liked to read until I had my bookstore back in the '80s. I found out that I liked to read more than I thought I did. I loved music, though, and still do. I played in the band and sang in the glee club when I was in high school. I actually enjoyed practicing music and playing records more than I did studying, lol. The only sports I cared anything about and still do was horseback riding and swimming. Kathy.
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@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
10 Jul 09
So you were a cool kid , is it . Notice the glare Kathy. Did you take note of that Glare? Just kidding. Or am I LOL. It is great that you finally found out how exciting the world of books could be. You had a bookstore! Ughhhh if I had only known you earlier, that would be my second home.LOL. Take care Kathy and have a blessed day/night.Thanks for your response!
• Belgium
18 Jul 09
I did spen a lot of time with drawing abd sport in school but reading not so much; I once tried to read a book, and i was bored with it after 10 minutes,,, I remember, everytime i had a task on school about reading a book I always did look it up on the net what its about or choose a book that someone i know has read and ask them whats it about Lol =)
@cbeee3 (2064)
• India
18 Jul 09
Looks like you had a whole lot of fun in school yeah? Nice. Its good there were bookworms else you would have to depend only the net. Thanks for your response!
• Indonesia
10 Jul 09
i love analysis and arithmetic... and reading, music is my hobby..