Ross deserves better “Friends”: a defense of nerds

I was not a fan of this show, but I am a fan of this paragraph:

imageI was a teacher in 2004. I coached our school’s chess club. I saw how my students were picked on, bullied. I tried my best to defend them, but I couldn’t be everywhere. My students were smart, huge nerds, and they were in hostile, unfriendly territory. Other students would be waiting outside my room to ambush the chess club members who met in my room every day at lunch. During my tenure as a teacher, I gained the reputation of being a slayer of bullies and defender of nerds. I promise you: bullies can be mean, but they knew Mr. Hopkins was much worse. –David Hopkins, How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization

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