I'm now officially called a nerd at school.
Thats the simple part of it.
First I didn't care as much about it. As long as I had my friends it went OK. But then they started doing the same.
Now I'm out. No friends. No supporters.
Why? Because I do what I love. Programming. It's not accepted at schools to be a programmer, or a computer sitter, or a good student. If you get good grades or pay attention in class(especially math classes), you're out. You also need to lock the teacher out of the classroom in order to earn som "cred".
Where the hell is this world going!? People don't know that programming requires alot of mathematics and creativity.
I visited my brother during my mums exhibition opening. And he asked me what I ought to be when I grow up(he is in his 30s).
I answered: "Either game programmer, or a 3D Engine Programmer".
He questioned me why I didn't take a more "creative" profession. "Programming isn't really creative. You just sit there and type in words" he said. I told him that Game programming requires a lot of math and good planning skills. He didn't believe me at first. But when I asked him how he would have represented a 3D world on a 2D screen. I suddenly changed his mind.
Parents raise their sons/daughters to believe that computer scientists and mathematicians are strange, undesirable people.
Some parents even have a direct disgust over "academical intellect".
Teenagers and their parents don't know that mathematicians and engineers, be it computer engineer or whatever, are the ones who enables them to listen to music via iPod. The ones who build this world.
I would like some input on this. Anyone who feels the same? Anyone who have gone trough the same as me?
Thanks for any input.