Have you ever Worried about your HEIGHT..?

India
July 21, 2008 9:04am CST
Most of us, exercise more caution or worry only about there WEIGHT.. it is as if the height is normal. And we indulge in all sort of weight reduction activities, more and more articles we see for weight reduction.. but only a handful in connection with the height.. Are you satisfied with your height.. and ever thought that a few inches would be better..!! I am satisfied with my Height and i am 5'7" ,the average height of an Indian. Cheers. Saivenkat.
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76 responses
• United States
22 Jul 08
Although i am the smallest (height) female on both sides of my family and get jokes from time to time, i have never had the desire for extra height ( only when i am at the store and need something from a high shelf), I am 4ยด11 not the average size but nothing to complain about i am satisfied with my height.
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@Celanith (2334)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I am 5'4 and every one is taller than me except my really young grandkids. I am forever needing help to reach something and now I worry if I stand on a stool I might fall and break a bone because of my age and getting older. So yeah being short is not always good.
• United States
22 Jul 08
Although I'm quite small. I will always be satisfied with my body for that is what god gave me to work with. Not only do I work with its important I have fun with it too.Nice question!=D
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• Indonesia
22 Jul 08
hi savienkaat, that's interesting question. well, i used to worry about my height when i still studied in school and college. you know...the higher is the cooler, and have more chance to get a girlfriend . i am short even for asian. but now i don't care about it anymore (i mean my height, not girls ). cause i can find someone shorter than me....
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Jul 08
haha.. Weight can be controlled and lsoe it as and when we like it, but not height.. Because there's only a certain period of time whereby we will grow tall only, and after which, we wun grow anymore, but we can become shorter instead.. lol =D As for me, i'm very short, only 5'4".. lol =D Even some gals are taller than me, but i have to accept the fact that i cant grow any taller.. haha
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
that's why u should wear high heels so that you'll become taller than me hehehe..
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
23 Jul 08
LOL =D i might as well step on the poles, just like those chinese, lion dances.. lol =D muahhhh
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
im not satisfied with my 5'4" height.. i want to have at least 5'6" or 5'7". is it too much for an asian girl to ask 5'6" or 5'7" in height? hehehe..
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Jul 08
Our height is an average asian gals height my dear.. U cant be any taller anymore, if not u'r gonna be taller than me.. lol =D ANd it will become snow white and the little dwarf.. lol =D muahhhh
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
22 Jul 08
yeah i know but i still want to be tall lol just wear high hills so that u will become taller than me hahaha... mmwaah :)
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Then and now, I was more worried of my height rather than my weight. Honestly, I am a chubby and petite person. Since I feel that I'm healthy, I don't really care much about my excess weight as long as I don't get sick. But sometimes, I also feel concerned about it because I'm beginning to feel stressed out and I easily get tired now. My height is a little below five feet and when I was in high school, I felt that it became stagnant since then. This affected me quite a bit because I wanted to take up a course in Pharmacy. Unfortunately, there was a height requirement then which is above my height. So I was left with no choice but to delete this course from my options. But even if this is the case, I never tried to purchase 'growth balls' because I was afraid of the rumored negative side effects. You're lucky enough not to have this problem, I would say.
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• India
12 Nov 08
Hi friend, Beautiful things in the world do always come in "Small packets". I know that you are cheerful personality.. and all i need is that you be more merrier than ever before. Have a good day.
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@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Well I never worry about my height but there are times that I feel so small when some girls are very tall..Well as long as I am complete,I got hands,feet,nose,eyes then everything is perfect for me..:-0 GOd bless and have a nice day..:-0
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
9 Oct 08
I wish I was shorter, not taller. But there is nothing I can do about it. I can't go on a diet and lose my height the way I can lose the weight. Big difference is I can't control my height but I can control my weight. I used to be 5'10 1/2" tall and for a lady that is tall. But over the last two years or so, since I have been going through menopause, I have shrunk some. I am now only 5'7" tall and since I shrank that much my doctor was concerned and sent me for bone density tests and everything is okay, thank goodness. But even at 5'7" I have a problem with getting pants that are long enough for me. I have to go to specialty stores to buy my pants and I have to pay way too much for them. At least I can still buy jeans that are long enough, at regular stores, but when it comes to dress slacks, no way can I buy them at a regular store. So when I go buy slacks I have to go to Tall Girls and pay $100 for slacks that anybody else could buy for $20 at a regular store. It really makes me mad. So yes, I wish I was about 2 inches shorter, or at least my legs were 2" shorter.
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@Jerrybbb (67)
15 Sep 08
Just five foot five here which is small for a man,so yep I would like to be a little taaler,but thats only because I have to ask for help to reach things in the supermarkets lol if the missus aint with me,she is a couple of inches taller than me,then ive no other option I hsave to ask a shop assistant to help me reach.The supermarkets have good ways of marketing things and they always put the more expensive goods at the bottom,ready to hand,so the cheaper brands are higher up,they know what there up to mind you.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
13 Sep 08
hi saiven! i used to worry about my height. i thought i was small because i have a lot of friends taller than me and i am the smallest in our family. even our youngest sister is taller than me. but there's this chart in a clinic that shows the relationship of weight and height and who is obese and who is anorexic. i saw in that chart that my height is normal for my weight. i am neither small nor tall. just right. so then, i don't worry about my height that is when i think about my weight. ^__^;; i still get bothered sometimes when i think that i am the smallest in the family. sometimes i wish too that i am taller so i can wear those long jeans in the malls and so that i can reach stuffs placed at high places and so that i can reach the clothesline without jumping when i'm hanging clothes.
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@michelyn (717)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I am 5'8 so I've never really been concerned with my height. My daughter, who is currently 5'7 at 16 is though. She drives me crazy because she's always calling herself short and it annoys me. She's not happy with anything about herself, but she's in no way short although she tends to think she is. She can't seem to tell me what would be a good height though either. I think she just likes to complain.
@gtdonna (1740)
1 Aug 08
No! One of my mantra is this quote "You don't have to reach up to my height as long as you reach up to my standards" and that is all that matters to me
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@msedge (4012)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I was worried with my height when i was young because i am a very tiny woman.At least i would be on the average height of an Asian woman but i am not and i can't do anything about it.My father was a very short man and i got my height from him.But i feel so lucky that my hubby likes tiny woman and thats one thing that he likes from me.Wow, i didn't know my height had help me find the right man for me.So now my height never bothers me at all.I love it!
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
26 Jul 08
Well as a woman and a Filipino in Nationality I never been worried in the first place because I am 5'3 in height and it is a little bit good for me compare to other person and I do found a Husband who is almost 6 foot so if my children will grew for sure they will be better height than I........
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• Australia
22 Jul 08
Well I think heights is something that should be paid careful attention to. Obviously not as much as weight but it should still be taken into consideration. I know heights if often hereditary, but lots of short people I know eat junk food way too much and don't get adequate sleep. It tends to be the opposite for tall people. Height still isn't as important as weight, and being short can't kill you...
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
22 Jul 08
Yes i was worried about my height when i was in school.now i have got a good height,i'm not so tall as other people but still satisfied with my height.
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@KrauseHome (34984)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Well, I have always been very Happy with my height. As a woman, I am definately a little taller than most, but I feel just right. I am 5'9 1/2" I am even an inch taller than my husband which actually does not bother either of us. As for weight, that is a different story, but it would be nice to be a little more proportianate for sure.
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• China
22 Jul 08
I have been always worried about my height, because I am no taller than 168CM. I was afraid that girls would not fall in love with me. But I was wrong. I don't need to worry about my height because girls attach most importance to boys' ability but not height. Now I have found my love and I want to tell all the mans worrying their height: improve your ability and became a virtuous man, then you can neglect your height!
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@pumpkinjam (5768)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 08
Height isn't really something that can be controlled, it is always completely natural whereas weight can be altered so it makes more sense to try to control or change that. My family think I am short. Well, I am quite short but not really short. I am also overweight but I like to think that I am not overweight but undertall.:) I am happy with my height really just as long as I can reach things!
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