Programming is all about creativity.
Finding the room to roam.
Interacting with bright minds.
What a relief it is to know that people of like minds exist.
Because the hum-drum of daily existence is riddled with mediocrity, lack of substance, repetition, and lack of creativity.
Many people don't realize that in order to fit into society, you must be of like mind.
And if your level of interest and intelligence is above that of the average citizen, then you either have to dumb yourself down or not fit it.
So when you discover that many people in IT have higher intelligence than average, it's a welcome realization.
Society is ass-backwards when it comes to norms.
Popularity is based on Muscle and Beauty.
Intelligence is not part of the equation.
Except in IT.