Posted by Anthony (other posts) on October 11, 2016 at 03:35:24 Previous Next
In Reply to: I really wish I hadn't cut off my hair... posted by CarpeMors on October 10, 2016 at 18:43:10:
This kind of pressure, especially from wives and partners, is like the Jehovah's Witnesses or salesmen at the door who then jam their foot in the door as you're closing it. My wife is more resigned now, but the hints still come through. A couple of days ago "You're losing a lot of hair" as she presents me with a couple of hairs from the floor. She is losing a lot more herself and is fighting the loss with pills from the doctor. The implication is that my hair would be healthier if it were regularly trimmed and presumably as she wants it, a kind of "pageboy" style. Each time this happens, I immediately change the subject as for any other obsessive issues. Don't give an inch - insist on Imperial!
We have to be intransigent. It doesn't matter who the "other people" are, strangers or family, just clam up if they start. We just have to be ourselves and be confident. Then we won't commit this kind of error. Long hair surely builds up the will, character and personality in face of the corporate anthill "other people" represent.
We can accept other people in our lives when they are concerned for us and not their "whatever". We count a lifetime's friends on the fingers of one hand!
Good luck with the second growing...
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: A couple months ago, I caved in and cut my hair all off.
: My husband was pressuring me and I folded. I was ambivalent about how I felt about it for a few weeks.
: But now I wish hadn't cut it off. I just saw an old picture of me, and I looked great with it, way better than I thought I did at the time.
: Well, here it goes again...