the challenge of being short...
December 28, 2007 11:35am CST
i was born short. and still am short. i am turning 18 but i am still so short for my age. ever since my childhood i was and am always the shortest guy in the group. and i dont think it's given me so much advantage except that they treated me like im a CHILD. it was ok before but now that i've come of age. i think it's not so pleasant to be treated as a kid. i want people to look at me as a young adult, as a man and not a kid. i am craving to grow some inches higher but im not sure what to do... the challenge of being shorT... is having a low self-esteem and it's eating me..
28 Dec 07
I am also a victim of being short.I am 22 years old but my height is only 5 ft 2 inch. But I dont have any problem with my height becuase I believe that it is success that reflects any ones personality not his or her height. You can take an axample of such peopleSachin Tendulker or Sunil Gavasker.They are very short in height but as they are very famous in their carrier so they dont have any problems with their self confidence.Build your carrier and be successfull in your life this is the biggest challenge of life then anyone will not treat you like child.
28 Dec 07
Learn to appreciate yourself for what you already am. People enjoy hanging out with people who are confident. If you can exude that confidence, people will overlook your height and love you for who you are. You are still young so I guess it's still OK for others treat you as a kid. When you start working next time, you will not want others (especially your boss) to treat you like a kid. You can try dressing more maturely and also exude your confidence - stand straight and chest up). All the best! =)
29 Dec 07
Hi,there! Don't be sad about your height.As we know,sth in life is not possible for us to change.You were born short and if you've made efforts to grow taller and that didn't help,then don't give yourself too much pressure.The height is not the main point of a person.We can try to change the situation,but if what we did still don't work,then we gotta let it go and face the reality bravely.Don't always take it as your weak point and don't care too much about what others say.Just be yourself and develop your talent.The appearance won't attract people for a long time but the inside of a person:) Best regards and have a nice day^_^
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28 Dec 07
I am 29 and I'm 4'll. I was always the shortest one in my class and I got picked on, a lot. But after awhile, I just started ignoring people. I hated being short for a long time. But now that I'm older, I love being short. People always think I'm at least 5-10 years younger than I am. I do think that I have it easier because I'm female. It just seems like it's accepted more. I learned that a lot of guys liked short girls. And since I'm not tall, I've never had a problem dating shorter guys. You just have to learn to accept who you are and like yourself. If you don't like who you are, you can't expect anyone else to either. If someone judges you based on your height, then they aren't worth being around anyway.
29 Dec 07
I have a friend who is very short and I'm always taken aback when he talks about how short he is. Because I never even think about it. It just doesn't come into my mind. I think about what he is saying; what he is doing; what he has done; NEVER about height. So maybe you think about it more than others do and it would be better not to think about it and just be yourself.