The yardstick's all over the place, but there's a weird above-and-beyond passion that unites the respondents in this video. You see it in how most of their faces light up and recount with pride the moment they switched majors to physics or learned Elfish or decided to shape their online identities around an inexplicable love of JSON.
Hug yourself, Geek. Your curiosity outweighs fear of judgment, and your wonder is a mushroom cloud. It wasn't an easy road, was it? ...but you had to, didn't you?*