I just saw a wonderful book: Learning Python the Hard Way (it’s also available as a PDF version; thanks people!). A very nice book to begin with.
When flipping through the book, this paragraph caught my eyes:
I will say that learning to create software changes you and makes you different. Not better or worse, just different. You may find that people treat you harshly because you can create software, maybe using words like “nerd”.Maybe you will find that because you can dissect their logic that they hate arguing with you. You may even find that simply knowing how a computer works makes you annoying and weird to them.
To this I have one just piece of advice: they can go to hell. The world needs more weird people who know how things work and who love to figure it all out. When they treat you like this, just remember that this is your journey, not theirs.Being different is not a crime, and people who tell you it is are just jealous that you have picked up a skill they never in their wildest dreams could acquire.
You can code. They cannot. That is pretty damn cool.
Now that’s an advice, I think, we all need. It’s not only the so-called ‘nerds’ who suffer from such behaviours