Shortest man in the world - Junrey Balawing of Philipines
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.