Whenever people call me weird or strange or things along those lines, my reply is always “you’re goddamn right” or something similar sounding. I accepted that I was a geek for certain things and that made me different, and I became proud of it. I knew what I liked. I knew what made me happy and how I had fun. So go on, be a weirdo. If that is synonymous with being yourself, don’t ever feel shame for it.