Thursday, June 15, 2006

Learning to use our heart - Journey begins

What is it with geeks like us?

Do techies and geek lack emotions. Do we think too much with our brains than follow the heart? Do we fear expressing ourselves and reveal our emotion choosing to rationalize our feelings for something or even someone?

I have a friend whom I shall call Kerry at this moment. I know her to be a very technical person. I also know her as a person who does not show (or cannot show emotions). But recently, i found out that she has written a novel and is about to publish her novel. Ironically upon being confronted by me, i found that the reason she writes this novel was as an outlet to express herself and record her fantasies in spite of her otherwise solemn and sombre outlook. I am also pleasently surprised that for someone who looks like a porcelin poker face, she writes with passion. She has even confided to me that after putting her ideas on paper, she has recently found new zest in her love life and has rekindle her husbands' fire.

I find this a paradox as I myself find it difficult to express my true feeling and prefers to hide behind a facade of walls whilst projecting an image of rational and calm person. Though I sometimes get caught out by sometime intrusive but cheeky friends, I find this true with almost all geeks I know. Almost all but a few of my friends has spouses that complains their their partners in life is not impetuas enough and does not know how to live it up.

So how do we geeks learn to follow our hearts then our minds and learn to live it a little. How do we learn to show emotions and have fun rather then being and ole and boring "Ned Flanders"?

5 comments:

Sze said...

makes geeks more enigmatic, unlike certain exuberant sorts :)

The Editor said...

[Sze]But geeks can be too predictable. I wud prefer exuberant and bubbly sort of person any time. It tickles the mind, don't u think so?

kerry said...

I'll give you an autographed copy of the novel, if and when it gets published. Or maybe I should write another one with you as the main character.

Horatio said...

juz ask urself? y there is a need to hide my feelings? is that doing me anything good? take a deep breath n listen what ur heart telling u. b ur true self, man...

The Editor said...

[Kerry] She reads my blog...ah the surprise of it all. Why dont u write short stories about your love life on my blog...just like Sex in the City.