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4-29-2010 @ 8:35PM
That's really sad. Why do you care so much about what other people think that you hide your hobbies? Ask yourself something - if someone makes fun of you for playing WoW, does what they think matter? Why are you letting them affect how you act?I'm not saying you should get your entire wardrobe from Jinx or that you should talk only in WoW terms, or that you should go around with a big yellow ! mounted over your head in hopes that someone will come up to you and ask for a quest. I'm saying that you have absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about.Think about it this way - if you were a huge sports nut, would you be ashamed to admit it? I doubt it. You'd be proclaiming your favorite teams and wearing the jerseys and getting into endless arguments about statistics and coaches, like every other sports nut out there. *grin* It's the same thing as being really into WoW, just a different kind of geekdom.Something else: I've never been made fun of for playing WoW, by anyone I told that I play - not friends, not family, not co-workers. I've answered questions about it, cleared up misconceptions, but never had anyone say anything bad about me because of it. And besides, anyone who makes fun of you for liking WoW would make fun of you for liking *anything* they don't like. People who mock others are just like that. And they aren't worth worrying about. You can have a good time without making anyone else feel bad, so you're already a better person than them.I say all this not to be mean, not to lecture you, but because I used to be the same way. I talked quietly about comics and video games with my friends in high school, because I didn't want the dumbasses who populate every high school to have another way to make fun of a geeky kid like me. It took going to college to get over that. I hope you can find a way to get over it too, to let your geek flag fly high and proud, because I think you'll be a happier person for doing so."Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." --Dr. Seuss
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