Shortest man in the world - Junrey Balawing of Philipines

@ravisivan (14055)
India
June 12, 2011 12:04pm CST
Guinness Book of World Records has announced Junrey Balawing of Philipines (18 years) as the shortest man in the world. His height is 59.3 cm. http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/06/filipino-expected-be-named-worlds-shortest-man We should thank God that he has given proper height for us and not put us like Balawing. Supposing God makes us all of that height only --will it affect our life? I do not think so. what is your view on this.
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• United States
12 Jun 11
Hi ravisivan Awwh he is so tiny. I can't imagine someone like me being 5ft 5 1/2 being so small. I suppose if all of us were that height, everything in the world would have been constructed for our proper heights and anyone perhaps being born average height would have a hard time. I assume being if we were all born that way it would not have been a hinder as we would not know it any other way. It is actually a blessing not to be as small as he as perhaps he has defects, not fully matured organs and or health issues as it says he "endocrine or a birth-related defect." It was sad to read that he had to be pulled out of school because his height/appearance was a distraction amongst the other children.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
12 Jun 11
right. u hae tackled the situation nicely. It is said he had to come out of school. Another answer can be - yes we have to accept that situation also and pull on. What cannot be cured has to be endured. have a good day.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
13 Jun 11
Can't you imagine that people long ago are much higher than we are now sis??
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• United States
13 Jun 11
Oh gosh yes and I live with a giant, lol as he is 6feet 5 inches. My son is 6 feet 3 inches, so I feel very small.
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@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
13 Jun 11
I read that on newspaper this morning. He is so small and suffer some pain unlike the previous record holder Khagendra from Nepal which is still healthy ~ We should feel glad and thankful that we are normal and don't face difficulties like him.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
13 Jun 11
yes. I also feel the same. To be born with full vision and ability to speak etc, is something that God has given. have a good day.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 11
But unfortunately not all of them use what God give them in a correct way~
• India
13 Jun 11
yes, as you say, we are very lucky. And we should thanks God for providing up proper height. It is very hurting to a small height not only for person who get it but also for his familY.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
13 Jun 11
Somewhere I have read -- to be given birth as a human being is good. Again born with proper eye sight with proper limbs again is good. We should thank God almighty for whatever he has given us.
• India
13 Jun 11
i can only say that Sarve bhavantu sukhina, sarve santu niramaya, Sarve bhadrani pashayantu, Maa kashchid dukh bhag bhavet.
@amitgune (877)
• India
12 Jun 11
Checked out his photo. He is only 2 feet in geight. Does he walk or does he have to crawl. I cannot imagine living like that. What happens after marriage. His wife will have to carry him everywhere along with her.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
12 Jun 11
Amit ! How are you awake at this time of the day. 2 am. Yes. for your age u will worry about this only. Walking I am sure he can. why not? Are not children walking themselves. have a good day.
@amitgune (877)
• India
12 Jun 11
Your first question first. I have a very bad sleeping habit. I cannot sleep more than 3-4 hours in a day. This has been my habit for the past 15 years now. So no regrets. It gives me a lot of spare time. Yesterday, being Sunday I was at home. Currently I am doing night shift. So I shall be at work at 00:30 hours tonight. So I cannot afford to sleep at night ormy body will quit its daily routine. I shall sleep at about 4pm today to get up in time for work. As regards this man's height, I guess he has adjusted with reality. But I cannot imagine my height to be twice the size of a pepsi bottle.
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@RamRes (1725)
• Argentina
20 Jun 11
So sad he must live like that, for sure it would be horrible to be that small and so different from the rest of the world. I guess he would be blaming that "god" for making him so short. But what if all us were of that height? I think all of us would not feel special and instead think of ourselves as "normal". That man is special only because he's much smaller than anyone else of his age, but that difference is because of the comparison to others. Being all of that size only means that we would think of "normal" as 60cm. And of course adapt all our buildings and tools to that situation.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
20 Jun 11
If all of us are of the same size then every thing that we use will be suitable for that--car, bus, cycle etc. Now they are all made for normal height of say 5 feet or so. yes. certainly he will be blaming his fate. But God will give him some other power by which he will be able to forget the problems.
@AmbiePam (48681)
• United States
12 Jun 11
I hope he has a happy life.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
13 Jun 11
Let us with he must be able to lead a normal life and also be happy. have a good day.