Nowadays, the characters on the Big Bang Theory rule the world...and it's about damn time!
The majority of the readers reading this are collectors. We travel near and far to get our grails. We search web sites and online auctions just to find the items we want. People show off their collections via You Tube, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media like they are children's photos in their wallets. Collecting has become the number 1 Geek Phenom.
Take me for example. I used to have a basement filled with 80's toys. I loved my toys. Loved them so much, it was a fighting topic between me and my ex-wife. The escape of going in the "man cave" is something only a true geek knows. Be it playing with your favorite childhood toy or reading your favorite comic book. Whatever your escape maybe it's therapeutic and it makes the world what we are. Having a hobby used to be looked at as something to pass the time. I have come to realize that having a hobby molds who we are has humans. A hobby isn't something to waste extra money on or to pass the time by. Us Geeks collect and have hobbies that make us the souls we are.
Being a child is easier right? Eat, Sleep, Play, Sleep, and so on. Is it any wonder why the world collects what we had when we were kids? We all just want to be that little kid again, and collecting brings that out in us geeks. With every grail that is purchased, with every toy you never had as a child. Hell, being a geek keeps half the world off therapists couch! For me personally, my inner geek has allowed me meet some of the best friends I have. I mean what other fandom could have me fly to England for a Transformers convention just to meet the people I talk to on Skype.
My trip to Auto Assembly was something that ranks only behind the birth of my daughter. It was a lasting memory and I made friends from a different country. If it wasn't for me being a geek, I would never have met the majority of you reading this. I love the fact this community exists not only in my world but in millions of peoples worlds....and that's worldwide! It happens every day, somewhere on this little blue planet. All in all, the whole world is filled with geeks.