"When nerds run out of things in the external world to deconstruct and analyze, guess where they go? Inward. We become the object of our own deconstruction protocols; an auto-cannibalism of sorts … A simple mantra has guided me through the darkest bouts of autocerebral asphyxiation: You don’t have to believe everything you think. I know, right?? If you are having trouble uploading positive images to your ego satellites, here is a great tactic: Ignore your f—-ing brain altogether."
—From Chris Hardwick’s excellent article “Self-Help for Nerds,” printed in the November 2011 issue of WIRED. Seriously, you all, this is a powerful article that puts the nerdy brain in an exploded diagram and explains with both understanding humor and grave clarity exactly how the whole thing works. I felt inspired by the end.