I Don’t Like Space!

these twats

these twats

Thankfully, it’s not often that you’ll hear such inane words uttered, unless that is of course if you’re unfortunate enough to be caught up in a relationship with a type that requires the constant graces of your charmingly exquisite attention and affections. Nevertheless, these words when strung together in an entirely different context are rare, but rather annoyingly, find you mostly at the dinner parties of your slightly richer friends; where you are sadly placed next to the usual double act of the insufferable bore on steroids and the misguided self-obsessive with the daddy issues “I don’t like space!” To have the sheer miss luck to have ones fate navigate your tender ears within range of such a behemoths idiotic muse; the green light is lit instantly on compassionate grounds for you to deliver the said fool with as many a screaming hell marry fists of a thousand suns backhanders as your mitts can muster! However, it is very rare that our lugholes are subjected to such vile opinion, simply because the war of the alphas has ended, and thus we are now in the age of wonder and insight. It is all thanks to the rather glorious defeat of these lesser minded throw your fists first ask questions later crowd. For the badge of cool is now donned by the most unexpected of all social groupings, and nobody, not even the most savvy of us, ever saw it coming.

The term ‘geek’ for me is like you having a passion, interest in something that is unabashed and you don’t care if people think it’s not cool. You think it’s cool and that’s your thing.

Dominic Monaghan

Geeks at work at the F1

Geeks at work at the F1

Fashion, culture and even sport would be unable to progress in the computing and information age if it wasn’t for the geek. This re-crowning of the king ironically began in the school playground; the bigger boys who would play football for the school team together with the girls that cheered for them all peaked too early. As teenagers, they had their end of school ball, their fame and short lived moment of feeling like the world was at their feet. Now, most have jobs at KFC or work in a retail store, 26 years in, they have 3 children and a council house. However, the journey of the kid reading the comic book while the rest of his classroom chums kick a piece of pig skin around, is an altogether different story.

It is that, but really, it’s about how we don’t recognise the little things in life, or appreciate the little things in life like belonging. A sense of belonging is a big thing today. James Caan

belongingFeeling like you don’t fit into a group as a teenager is a perhaps one of the most stressful and saddling experiences of a growing persons life, up to that point. I often hear adults say to their teenage sons or daughters “you think you have problems, just wait until you have a mortgage” and blah blah blah dull adult worries .. Yet, many adults are blinded by egos that are charged with delusional grander, as it’s all about personal perspective. Self inward types would never understand such problems. However, stress is stress and worry, worry! Regardless of the age you might be or level of experiences you may have on this dusty rock. The feeling of “not fitting in” at a time when you are just starting to discover who you are, is a very harrowing experience indeed. Sheep, the people that don’t want to stand out but wish to be accepted, will of course break to various lengths to fit in; the haircut, the jacket and the shoes, all of which mean identity. But to admit at that age that you like what you like and that won’t change, regardless of the grain, personally, I feel takes a lot of guts, so no wonder we are currently where we are as humans. It is these geeks that are helping to shape our world, and when the gates finally open to the final Utopia, you can be sure who will be stood there at the gates, holding the keys.
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4 thoughts on “I Don’t Like Space!

  1. I feel sorry for anyone who is with a person “who doesn’t like space” I would probably cry a little. Everyone needs time to themselves and those who don’t might need to find a hobby.

  2. Hmm. This really was an interesting piece. I do agree, though, about it all being perspective. I look back, and I know I TRIED to appreciate not having a mortgage or bills…. but school was still stressful, and hard. And it really all is in the eye of the beholder!

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