Do you wish you were taller?

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@Oktavist (396)
Romania
August 29, 2012 1:09am CST
I hear many people say "Man,I wish I were taller".They don't plan anything to do with that height,but only want it there to be,as a precaution. "Go play basketball.It will make you taller.Look at the basketball players,they're all tall".I think there is a causality problem there.Basketball players aren't tall because they play basketball,but rather play basketball because they are tall,in my opinion. I have 1,70 meters.I am happy with how tall I am. What about you?What's your height?Do you wish you were taller?
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12 responses
@sbrn11 (415)
• India
29 Aug 12
I'm 5.2 ft. I'm a girl. but i think my height is okay. my friends are taller then me. but it doesn't make any difference to me. I'm happy with my height.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
29 Aug 12
That's the spirit!People shouldn't be scared or feel sad about their height.It's simply something you can not control.You need to enjoy what life brings you,and don't worry,life pretty much doesn't discriminate people with different heights.You are most likely to receive the good and the bad just the same,no matter how tall you are.
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@sbrn11 (415)
• India
30 Aug 12
yaa your are right. height makes no much difference in your life, unless you are exceptionally too tall or too short. that time you may face some problems. otherwise its okay.
@themaven (60)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Yeah i always wish i was taller to i just can't stand the fact that i'm the smallest in my class so every time i wish something i usually wish to be taller so i won't be the smallest anymore.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
29 Aug 12
Well,the fact that you are the smallest of your class simply doesn't prove anything.There is no shame in height.Height is a thing you can't control that much.You can't blame yourself that you are short,and you can't blame the others for being how they are.Anyway,there are many beauties of this world,apart from the height.
@vipline (134)
• Greece
29 Aug 12
I'm 1.70m tall and i wish i get a bit taller!I just wanna see the world like you "tall"guys do thats all!
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
29 Aug 12
I just wish I would stop shrinking. I used to be 5ft 5 inches. now I am 5ft 3in inches. It is getting harder to reach the top of the cupboard. I really miss those two inches. Gravity and age is taking my height away from me and here is nothing I can do about it. You are right the tall boys play basketball because they are tall. We have no control of out height. God ask Job if he could add to his height when Job was questioning god.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
30 Aug 12
Yes,gravity and age "takes" some of the height back.I found that regular training,accompanied by stretching does a awesome work in preventing gravity's work.Try to do stretching exercises once a week,then adding more exercises until you do one once a day.I think that way you will recover your two inches and prevent yourself from losing anymore.
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
29 Aug 12
Yeah i too wish i was a bit taller. But i cant help as all of my family members are not very tall so naturally i would be blessed with the same thing. Even though i was active in sports and all i never felt i was growing up satisfactorily. My height is 5 foot 4 inches. i wish i had some more inches.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
29 Aug 12
You shouldn't be too concerned about you height.Just do what you think is healthy and hope for the best.You really can't control this.Your height is directed by genetic biochemical reactions.There is currently no way of changing that without seriously damaging other tissue.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
29 Aug 12
There was a time I wish I was smaller, not taller, but by now most people are way taller as I am. I don't think playing basketball will make anyone taller.. here they always said to tall people: you probably been kicked/beaten up a lot. I am 1.74 meters and it's fine with me.
@Oktavist (396)
• Romania
29 Aug 12
Thank you for sharing the same opinion regard the basketball. ,Thankfully,I don't have a complex regarding my hight,and I don't think I will ever have one.There are some things in life that you must accept,because you literally can't change them.One of which is height.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 12
at certain point of my life I thought I was 5'11 but I realized its only my hair that makes me tall, With shaved head, I was 5'8. I wish I was 6 feet tall, speaking of getting taller, there is a surgery known as limb extension surgery that can make people taller: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRn40lyni4M the video link I provided is a short video about it, after the surgery you will be in wheelchair for a year, then once you recovered your taller. it looks painful though.
@JakeFinn (21)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
I am 1,80 meters and I still wish I am a little bit taller. Athletics does help one get a bit taller, but not really significantly. It is because of all the stretching the you do. Doing yoga can contribute. It is all about releasing the pressure on your spine that could make you longer.
@kdtrey5 (14)
• United States
29 Aug 12
I'm 5'8 and I wouldn't mind being taller, but I don't really mind my current height. if I were to grow 6'4 would be my limit, I wouldn't want to be any taller than that.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
29 Aug 12
I am as tall as you and I am happy with my height also. I don't like to be too short so I wouldn't be able to reach up high and with my height I am able to reach a lot of stuff in general but not looking like a giant.
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Hi Oktavist, yes how i wish that I am taller like 5'4 or 5'6 ft so that I do not need to wear high heels every time i go out with my husband cousins. They are taller than me and when were together i look like a little kid. Anyway since i know that i ma not going to be taller anymore I am happy for what given to me and i just use my mind and heart to makes me look taller and wiser. Have a nice day!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
29 Aug 12
Both my mom and dad's family are tall. My brother stand 6 feet, my younger sister is 5feet 11 inches tall. And i am ...well...5feet 3 inches. I look tall though, but I wish I could grown a little more taller. I just sometimes feel insecured being with them most especially in taking pictures.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
29 Aug 12
Oh yeah I have heard lot of people say that. I think being tall adds elegance and we can't do much about our height. we are genetically related to height, i guess can't change that. I am like 1.55meters tall and i feel it is okay and to be tall I wear heals. I am okay okay type when it comes to height. Oh I think you have a very good height. my husband is tall he is 1.80m if I am not wrong. lol.. Have a wonderful day ahead.