Working with what you Got/Have

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This is a response to Eli’s video “Comment: Dealing with Depression as a Geek“.

This is a good video, but some users can get the wrong opinion of this video. He suggests having mental issues, you should not become a geek, or you should clean up your mental issues. So for the rest of the article, to give my point out, I’m a transsexual(‘ts’). It is a mental illness technically, and it actually benefits my geek life.

Being ts, I was very anti-social as a child as it was awkward to speak with the other boys. I did not have any common interest as them, and the girls didn’t want to hang out as I was in a boy’s body, and didn’t want to be bf and gf. There-for I spent my time in school, becoming smart. It’s really amazing, but excluding I moved from city to city every 6 months because of  a military soldier, I got a taste of almost all spans of knowledge. I would learn so much at one school, and then going to another school trying to learn what they had, which I successfully did because I didn’t talk. I also have a speech disorder, but that is a whole different story.

Anyways, because I learned a lot, I stick to Math as my favorite school subject. Learning a lot of math, it was very easy to learn programming starting at the age of 12. The point I’m trying to make is, that mental illnesses are not always bad, but can get you ahead of everyone else, and make you succeed in technology. I am a 16 year-old transfemale, and get paid from Disney, Sony, Google, and Microsoft. So for everyone who complains that they are depressed and that is why they can’t get work done, that is just sad.



Katy Pillman

Katy Pillman is the Lead Programmer for Tactician Studios LLC. She is young, but experienced in the technical field, and writes in her free-time. △ ◎ × □

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