It’s a commonplace now that the kids who were nerds in high school become the cool kids’ bosses later on. But people misunderstand why this happens. It’s not just because the nerds are smarter, but also because they’re more earnest. When the problems get harder than the fake ones you’re given in high school, caring about them starts to matter.

On Earnestness

Good arguments. (My own nerd-ness is business building. I just love building a business.)