Teoh wrote: > > Telling people that > > I invent languages does not, on the whole, seem to be a course of action > > that would enhance my social status. >[snip] > >Personally, I've come to realize that, at least for me, social status >means very little. I wouldn't force myself to be someone I'm not just for >the sake of recognition or acceptance. I don't go around proclaiming my >odd interests; but I don't take offense when laughed at for them, either. > To each his own, but for me, I experienced quite enough rejection as a kid that I'm perfectly willing to bend a little in order to be accepted. I don't see it as "being someone I'm not" (how could I?), but as think of it as thinking a bit about what aspects of myself I chose to display. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.