Would you rather be too short than too tall?

@claire03 (1444)
United States
September 25, 2007 11:52am CST
If you we're given the chance to pick your height but there's only two available, too short(4ft below) or too tall(7ft above), what do you want your height to be and why? me, i'd rather be too short cause it can look cute to other people, while when you're too tall you tend always hit your head somewhere, and it's hard to have a partner in a dance or a date since only few people are very tall. though, there's a lot of disadvantages too if we are very tall for instance we can easily reach anything or we can be a basketball player. hehehe. so what do you want to be? just pick your best answer!
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26 responses
@AmbiePam (49877)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I am 5'11 and 1/2 and I would rather be too tall. I probably already am. I know lots of tall people, even in my own church. So I never have felt weird. It's also easier to carry your weight when you are tall. People who are short can put on weight and it shows up way more than on tall people. It's not their fault, they just have a more compacted body. And being tall in no way keeps a person from being overweight, but it does help. : )
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
25 Sep 07
5-6 foot is tall, i stated above the height of too tall would start at 7ft. i understand what you mean by that, but it's different when you are 7ft tall above, there would be a disadvantage to this also i think. God bless!
• United States
25 Sep 07
If you are short, you can always wear platform shoes or stand on ladders to change your predicament. Well, not really to change it but there are ways to overcome the shortcomings using various tools. If you are too tall, there really isn't much you can do about it. You can always duck, but you can't make yourself smaller. If the world was inhabited by people who were very short and extremely tall, it wouldn't make a difference because doors would be taller for the tall people, but there would be a handle mounted lower so short people could open the door too.
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
25 Sep 07
nice answer houndsgood. it's nice to hear your opinion. have a nice day! :) NOTE TO EVERYONE: i would like to correct my clerical mistake, i don't mean disavantages earlier, what i mean was there's advantages too. since i couldn't edit it anymore hope you'll read this note for correction so everyone can understand it. sometimes we omit or make clerical mistakes here specially when we type fast and sometimes i don't have time to review every discussions i type before i post it. thanks for your time friends.:)
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
I'd rather be too tall because I love basketball and with that height I would definitely pursue it as a professional career. Also, women tend to prefer taller men. But at 7 feet, I wonder if women would still find that attractive. I might end up alone but that's okay as long as I'm a rich basketball player!
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
26 Sep 07
yes, if you want to be a basketball player you need to be too tall. and you are right that women prefer taller men, but i guess not too tall. hehehe.. LOL :) God bless!
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
25 Sep 07
Even though if you were too short you could get shoes to make you taller or something like that, I'd rather be too tall so I wouldn't have to buy shoes or ask people for help to reach high up things.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
25 Sep 07
that's another option gradyslady, if we don't like to wear high heel shoes or we don't want to spend money on shoes then being too tall would be good for you.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
25 Sep 07
I think that I would prefer to be tall because I can maintain my weigh a lot better. I'm sure that it would take time ,but eventually I will be able to find a tall person to dance.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
25 Sep 07
that's a good option for you too mirita, cause we look skinnier if we're too tall. and we look fat if we are too short.
@hailie17 (448)
25 Sep 07
I would rather be too short. I love wearing high heels so i'd just learn how to walk in those huge platform shoes you see in magazines!
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
25 Sep 07
i like your style hailie, you know how to find a way girl.. hehehe :) Have a great day!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I'd much rather be too short than too tall because I don't want to be noticed. I'm not a stage type of person - which is a person who doesn't mind all eyes on them. I'm quite the opposite, I don't want eyes on me. Being tall, I would think, people tend to see them first before seeing the shorter ones so therefore I'd much rather be too short than to be too tall.
@cudgel (216)
• Nigeria
26 Sep 07
infact this is really funny in here, but i will prefer to be short in that case.
@ashtraay (46)
• Pakistan
26 Sep 07
I wud lik to b a taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal man If m given such options.so i will get alot of benifits.I will get job easly in army.i will be a good basketball player.i will not hav to climb the treeees for stealing the fruits.I will not hav to walk fastly at site when i am on inspection I will be prominent.I will gain attention of others and so on and so forth
• United States
26 Sep 07
I would like to be short Lol I am short i'm only 5ft 1in I just need to lose some weight
@smin2x (46)
26 Sep 07
I'd rather be too short as long as not freaky looking like dwarf or something. That is i'm a girl, so i prefer to be too short or others call it petite. Other too tall people tends to slouch and have bad posture. But if it happens that i'm a boy, then I'd rather be too tall because it would be an asset.
• China
26 Sep 07
You know, you are a girl. If you are very high, it is hard to find a parter in a dance.However, you were a boy, you must choose to become a tall. Well , I am a boy, so I want to be high. Now ,I cant find a parter in a dance.I feel depressed.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
26 Sep 07
I would choose to be rather tall than to be rather short if there were such a magic for me to make my wish to be rather tall come true. Of course in real life my height is average, but I love to be taller. I think that there will be more advantages to be tall than to short. To be rather short makes you look like a kid who never grows up, hehe. Better to be rather tall for me. lol
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
26 Sep 07
If I can choose I want to be in the average.Not really short because I don't want to be the smallest but also not really tall since I don't want people look at me as a stranger because I'm a tallest person. So what is best for me is being an average person.
• Romania
26 Sep 07
I prefer to be tall, I'm always clumsy so hitting my head somewhere is not a problem. Being tall makes you gain respect and some people will get scared of you and leave you instead of bugging you. And there are many people that like tall peoples and being tall can help you protect yourself and your friends and family. And impression is another cause, being tall you become like a hero to the children and a very unique person for adults. Wish this chance were true, where I live people are tall and in my class I am medium. Even when I was little I always wanted to be very tall. So this is my best answer.
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
hi! im just 5ft in height. i've alredy experienced being classified as short. but given another chance, i prefer to be too short than too long. Short can sometimes look cute as you've mentioned.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
26 Sep 07
Actually, I have a good descent height (6'1") and I won't change that for anything.. I am happy with that... And I haven't faced any problems with my height as well, so I am pretty happy with it...
@youless (93098)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Sep 07
I prefer to be too tall. It is so hard for a too short people to find a job and he/she will have much more difficulties in his/her life. If I am too tall, at least I can have a good chance to be a sports star. Probably nobody will think I have a problem even if I am too tall. But it is obvious that people will think you have an illness when you are too short.
• China
26 Sep 07
tall people should use more cotton material to make clothes than short.if i can choose,i'd like to become a small and cut one.i can wear high heel shoes,i can ask tall people to carry on the back,but if i'm tall,short people can't carry me and tall people difficult to carry me.hehehe...
• Philippines
26 Sep 07
For me whatever fits my personality, it will be ok to be short or tall. Either of the 2.