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Were you or are you concerned about your height?

Were you or are you concerned about your height?
You could be either be too tall for your age or may be longing to reach a height that has evaded or evading you. I was 15 when I was in the last year at school. The day I stepped out of the school and joined college my height was nothing to write home about. I was just four feet and ten inches. There was this classmate of mine who was actually the youngest but had reached well beyond five.
There was one more to keep me company. The one advantage of being the shortest in class was that we stood first in line for various occasions and thus got some benefit. But deep inside me I was not happy. I avoided being seen with that other classmate who was the tallest.

I joined college and as if by magic – it reminded me of the Kack and Bean Stalk story – I reached a height of five feet and four inches. When I paid a visit to my school the nuns could not recognise me. My nose was up in the air. I have not grown any taller but I am more than satisfied now. One of my sisters is five feet and seven inches but mother had a tough time getting her a groom although she always got more looks than I did.

One needs height to drape a saree which looks graceful on tall people. No more hassle of wearing high heeled shoes. Sitting in a movie hall or an auditorium height plays a role too. In other words a tall person has more benefits than a short one. Having said that one must also have vital statistics to match that height. I will not touch on that topic as far as I am concerned. I leave you to do the guessing. Were you or are you happy with your height?

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Comments

Mehano
I am perfectly happy with my weight. When I was a child I was always normal weight, then during my elementary school I gained a few pounds too much but they shed off when I began doing sports actively. Ever since then I wasn't overweight once, a few years I was even under my ideal weight. Right now though, I eat healthily and exercise daily because I do care about maintaining my body weight.
Posted by Mehano on 11-12-2017
Pixie
I have never been concerned about my height simply because I am of reasonable height. I have a friend who is very short and she has always longed to have a similar height as mine. She always has to wear high heels to attend parties or meetings and this can be very tiring. She also has some difficulties while shopping at the supermarket. It can be quite tricky for her at times to get some of the items she wants to buy from the shelves and she has to call others to help her.
Posted by Pixie on 11-12-2017
wiseagent
No, my weight has never been a concern to me because I have always been able to control it satisfactorily (after learning how to feed myself better). Educating yourself again about food isn't easy, but it's well worth it.
Posted by wiseagent on 11-12-2017
jyy
I'm tall and thin so the tallness alone isn't the problem, but it combined with the thinness. So in essence, I look odd and weak. Obviously, this causes social problems, though, so much of looks is subjective. However, it could be the case that the short, in all aspects, would be more resentful - with a small man's complex.
Posted by jyy on 11-12-2017
JoeMilford
Well. I am right at six feet, so I am not tall or short. I guess I am more concerned about my weight to height ratio. I am 200 pounds and need to be about 185 to be healthier. I am working on it, but I just can't seem to give up my main vice--beer. I truly do love beer, especially IPA's. That being said, I am ok with my average height and am blessed to have it based upon how short most of the men in my family are. I have a lot of guy friends who wish they were taller and say so all the time, so I really can't complain.
Posted by JoeMilford on 11-12-2017
Tania997
I'm pretty short but it honestly never bothered me, I never found anything difficult and it has never influenced any of my relationships. It wouldn't hurt to have a couple more inches added, but it has never bothered me to the point that I've started thinking about it much.
Posted by Tania997 on 11-12-2017
Barida
I agree with you that we shouldn't be that bothered about our heights. The core target is trying to see the better side of our lives and improving where necessary.
Posted by Barida on 11-13-2017
NickJ
No. I'm 6'1 so while I may seem tall to some people, if I played basketball for a living I'd be the shortest guy on the court. I think I'm the perfect height imo. Not too tall and not too short. I wouldn't mind being a few inches shorter though, just because it'd be a tad bit easier to find clothes in my size.
Posted by NickJ on 11-12-2017
babyright
Before i usually use to be concerned about my height when i was much younger, but not anymore because i like it the way God has created me to be.
Posted by babyright on 11-12-2017
Barida
Awesome to see you appreciate what God has done in your life. This is what many haven't seen yet that they so much bother about things that doesn't really matter in life. Yeah, I understand that not being that tall can disturb, but understanding life in general is key to a happy end.
Posted by Barida on 11-13-2017
gata montes
Nope - even though I'm just under 5ft - an inch and a bit taller than you - I can't say that my height has ever been anything that has either bothered me or that I was or am concerned about - or come to think of it - something that I've given much though to - as I've always accepted and been happy with how I am - in fact I actually quite enjoy being small - especially as people are always wanting to help out and reach the things that I can't.
Posted by gata montes on 11-12-2017
potentialwriter
I have never been bothered about my height at anytime. Heights have nothing to do with your status financially, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, morally and in all ramifications of life. Whether you are short or long, it doesn't still determine who you are or what level are you in relation to other people. Your height never determines your value neither does it determine your rights in life.
Posted by potentialwriter on 11-12-2017
Sue
I am perfectly happy with my height. I am probably taller then then the average girl but i am not overally. I am the same height as i was when i was 14. I do still wear heels and feel confident in them even though my husband is shorter then i am by a few inches. You can not pick your height so you should not let it stress you out. Living your life and be happy no matter how tall or short you are.
Posted by Sue on 11-12-2017
kgord
I think most people are concerned about their weight in way or another. Some people may way too little and others weigh too much. I think that it really depends on the person and the situation as to how much their weight bothers them. Most people tend to think they weigh too much or too little.
Posted by kgord on 11-12-2017
vinaya
I am short by European standard. I have average height by Asian standard. I was concerned with my height when I was in teens or early adulthood. I always wished that I was few inches taller. However, my height no more concerns me. I know my life would not have been too different than this if I was taller.
Posted by vinaya on 11-12-2017
ColdFlameChris
My height, I can say, is a standard height in my country which is 5'7". I never worried or concerned about my height because I'm contented with what I have and what will I become. We should never bully anyone who lacks height because we should know that it's not their choice and they didn't want that to happen. We should always put ourselves in their shoes and we don't want to be bullied because of our differences. We should encourage them to still live a happy life no matter what you are.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-12-2017
rage35
I am not really concerned about my height but I am more concerned about my weight. I am 5'8" tall so it's quite tall for me if just to based it on the average height of the people living in our country. There's a lot of advantages a tall person is as compared to those shorter ones but before when I was young, I thought of my height since most of my girl classmates were quite tall than the rest of the boys during my elementary years, but now everything has changed, I am more taller than them.
Posted by rage35 on 11-12-2017
cubo
When I was at school, I was mostly the smallest. I didn't consider myself a small kid, it was just the other kids were a little bit taller, the difference was like 1 or 2 inches more than me so, I wasn't as smaller as I thought. Now, I don't think I'm a tall person but I'm not a small person either. I have average height, I'm 5'7'' tall. I would like to be a couple inches taller but I'm really happy with my height.
Posted by cubo on 11-13-2017
overcast
I have gained some weight. So surely I am more concerned with that part. You can see that some of the times height is fine. But gaining more weight leads to more of an issue. And that part needs changing as soon as possible. You can consider gain of weight as bad sign of the health. And that needs to be changed as early as possible. Otherwise it could go wrong for the body too.
Posted by overcast on 11-13-2017
Krisleen
I have no problems with my height. Being an Asian, I have a medium height that matches my medium built. I am happy about it because I don't do activities where height has a bearing. As a fashionista and shopaholic, my height makes me happy because most clothes fit me well. I also fit well in any kind of transportation. I can sit properly because of it. Another reason why I am fine with my height is that I am not having a hard time with my movements. I can say that my height gives me comfort and convenience most of the time.
Posted by Krisleen on 11-13-2017
Anonymous
There's nothing you can do about it. :( The only procedure to increase height involves breaking the bones in your legs and gradually extending them, which is brutal and surely a terrible idea.

I'm a shortarse myself. It can be intimidating to mingle with a group of tall football players for example, but it shouldn't be, there is no point in that. Less cocky tall people actually seem to be embarrassed about their height at times, which of course they shouldn't be either! :)

Being vertically challenged is no hinderence IMO to being an "alpha-male" type if that's what you want (I notice the irony in writing this comment on a geeky IT forum!!). That's all in the attitude and physical condition etc... You can do that and have the spoils of that (but in a way of still being friendly and not putting other people down too if that's important to you). :)
Posted by Anonymous on 11-13-2017
Marvadaum
I like most people have been overweight when I was young. Then I took radical measures to change my appearance and it led me to love exercise. As a result I graduated in PE and proceeded to work in a gym as a fitness instructor
Posted by Marvadaum on 11-13-2017
vhinz
I'm concerned with my height, I'm just 5 feet and there's nothing I can do about it because I'm already 36 years old. Being short deprives many opportunities. My height is not qualified for joining police academy or military. I could not play for major basketball league, and many other disadvantages.
Posted by vhinz on 11-13-2017
lovely
I have never gave a thought to.my height maybe because my height is not so outstanding. I just have the normal height that should be good enough for anyone.I'm not too tall or too short just an average height.
Posted by lovely on 11-13-2017
kingcool52
I'm just under 6 feet I believe so I'm not too concerned about my height at the moment but I wouldn't mind growing a few more inches just so that it is perfect. Luckily I am not too skinny (not overweight either) so it doesn't look weird at all. I also have a few more years to grow so hopefully, I can grow a bit taller as well. I'm 18 at the moment so if I am correct I should have about 3 years more to grow.
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-13-2017
felabruno
I am 162 cm tall which is somewhere in the middle for a woman. I know taller women are seen as better looking, candidates for models etc. but I don't mind my height. Clothes are always the right length, I can fit everywhere and I guess I feel comfortable with my height. The only downside is that shorter people need fewer calories so it is easier to get fatter.
Posted by felabruno on 11-13-2017
Barida
I'm not bothered about my height since I've got an amazing lifestyle that I enjoy as well. I wouldn't say that I'm that short and that's the reason I feel contented and not bothered about that.
Posted by Barida on 11-13-2017
ballyhara
That used to bother me when I was a kid, but eventually I noticed very tall people also have issues about it, so it stopped when I was more objective. Honestly, I had weight issues too, but let's say I learned to live through it, I got rid of a lot of weight in time, and so far I'm ok with myself, specially when you see those are not problems, compared to what others are suffering. As long as I'm healthy, with food on my table, sharing with my friends and family, then thank God I'm more than good, I'm blessed and happy about it.
Posted by ballyhara on 11-13-2017
Corzhens
I was conscious with my height when I was in high school because most of my friends were short. And although I was growing well, I was afraid that my growth will stop before I reach 5 feet. Fortunately, my height is 5 feet 4 inches which is a pretty good size here. My high school friends are mostly 5 feet and 1 or 2 inches. I know that they are too concerned with their height then, I just don’t know if they have come to terms with it now.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-15-2017
felabruno
Not really, I'm actually happy with my height and it has never been a matter of concern for me. My father is really tall and my mom is small, so I got an average height that I found good enough.
Posted by felabruno on 11-15-2017
Denis_P
I went through a pretty harsh growth spurt when I was in my early teens, and it was a very awful experience. I constantly had terrible knee pains and my spine hurt a lot. I was always in so much pain that I actually could not wait to stop growing. Once I did eventually stop in my late teens, I had reached a height of 6' 2". Needless to say, the pain was worth it. I really enjoy being this tall as I would often get complements from partners that I am their ideal height. Not to mention life is generally easier when you can reach the top shelves in the kitchen. I also like being tall because people often ask me for help reaching for certain things, and I like doing small favors like that for people.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-16-2017
foxchannel
When I was younger my late sister was referred to as an Amazon woman. She was six feet tall. I must confess that I remember hoping and praying that when I grew up I would never be as tall as my sister. I felt it would make it hard for me to find a man to marry. LOL. What reinforced my fears was the fact that I was about 2 years younger than most of my girl school friends but I was also about two inches taller than most of them. I'm about 5 ft 10 inches, which is still considered tall for a woman. But now when I look back on it, I think my worries about my height were just silly. But children do think these things.
Posted by foxchannel on 11-16-2017
hermessantos
I am 190 cm and about 83 kg. I like my height. I just want to gain another 4 or 5 pounds of lean mass. I think that feeling happy with one's image is fundamental. If you feel down, then some sportive practices like volleyball and basketball, can help you grow some centimeter (depending on your age). On the other hand, if you feel overweight, you can also seek to lose weight with diets and exercises. I think we have many resources at our disposal to improve our self-esteem. Just pay the price.
Posted by hermessantos on 11-17-2017
Jonathan Solomon
Growing up, I was never a person that concerned myself with height or weight. I did care about my appearance, along with presenting myself a certain way. But when it came to things like height, it wasn't a big deal to me. I was 5ft 11 inches last time I measured myself (though it has been a while) and 156lbs (most recently). My health is above-average and I have a pretty clean diet. Things like that, along with staying fit, were more of an interest for me as a kid, growing into a teen, and into my current young adulthood years.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 11-18-2017