Hi, It might seem weird for this to be my very first post here at PF seeing as how it has nothing to do with physics, but I wanted to find a place where there might be other people in my position... and as a bonus, I really do like physics, and I'm sure this account will come in handy in the future. Anyway... I'm a junior in high school and this year I'm happy to have settled into my own little niche. I spend the day having great conversations with great people... we complain about our difficult classes, discuss literature, make plans to put together a supercomputer cluster after school, argue about politics, talk about quantum mechanics, etc. I enjoy spending time with these people a lot, but there really aren't that many of us. And no girls, haha. The point is, while it's nice to be friends with these people, I can't completely isolate myself from the rest of society. When I find myself in a situation with your average teenage kids I can't exactly say "what's your opinion on the future of alternative energy?" and expect an enthusiastic response. When I'm with my close friends I can make cracks about Java and pop music and I'm humorous and well liked, but when I'm in a "normal" group, I can't find anything to say! How am I supposed to go from nerd to normal? Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have any advice? Thanks in advance.