For those of you that are familiar with "Star Trek: The Next Generation" you may remember a character by the name of Wesley Crusher played by the actor Wil Wheaton who also starred in the movie "Stand By Me". And for those who are true Wil Wheaton fans then you will remember Wil as the villianous character Fawkes on "The Guild", a web series that follows the life and times of an online gaming guild. Wil Wheaton has also appeared on the TV shows "The Big Bang Theory" and "Leverage".
What many people may not realize is that in real life Wil Wheaton loves science, math, and other intellectual things just like the characters he plays on TV. As an adult Wil gets a chance to live out his boyhood dreams of being able to go to comic book conventions and meet various authors, and comic book writers. He even gets to make an appearance himself, and participate on panels with other actors, and directors who discuss various science fiction projects that he has been working with.
While it is a lot more fun being a bit nerdy as an adult, it can be tough when you are a child. Not all children are understanding when another child wants to talk about the latest advances in science, or the latest science fiction movie that just came out. In fact, sometimes the book savvy kids get bullied by other kids at school, and on the playground.
At one of the Comic Cons that Wil Wheaton attended, a young girl posed a question to him as to whether or not he got bullied as a child, and Wil was able to give a very eloquent, and thought provoking answer to this young fan's question. In the video below, Wil talks about how he dealt with being bullied, and gives some advice to those who are being bullied for being a "nerd".
So without further ado, please take a look at the video below!