Posted by Gene W (other posts) on September 19, 2016 at 06:54:33 Previous Next
In Reply to: Need some encouragement brothers. posted by WadeGarret on September 19, 2016 at 03:14:03:
Your post reads a bit like a "been there, done that" to me. When I was young and first wore my hair long, I loved having long hair, but there were always those grinches that don't like your look. I fluctuated, going back and forth between long and short hair before finally saying to heck with it. Now I rather enjoy the occasional frowning ole fart because it's the best way to distinguish the people worth knowing from those who are not. When I had short hair I realized those people who have disdain for guys with long hair and other people who distinguish themselves are the people I really would sooner avoid, anyway.
One of my favorite quotes:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” ― Bernard M. Baruch
That said, you might want to get your hair into a bit better shape during it's down time. That is, good conditioning, end trimming, brushing and so forth. I've long found that when your hair is very good looking-- whether long or short-- people tend to be more accepting and appreciative. This is especially true of women.