Nerds gonna be nerds. By that I mean, maybe they’re not the most popular kid in high school but will ultimately dominate life in every way possible, make a ton of money doing things 99% of the population can not even comprehend and actually doing something important with their lives while the rest of us are just trying to get a job at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz, a professor oh physics at Brown University is receiving a Nobel Prize award (ever hear of it?) for work that revealed the secrets of exotic matter.
Kosterlitz was on his way to lunch when he heard the news. “I’m a little bit dazzled. I’m still trying to take it in,” he told the Associated Press. In his 20s when he embarked on the research, Kosterlitz said his “complete ignorance” was an advantage in challenging the established science because “I didn’t have any preconceived ideas.”
Moral of the story. It’s fricken awesome to be smart. Getting good news at lunch is the best because then everyone at the table pretty much has to talk about you.