Posted by Anthony (other posts) on January 15, 2018 at 23:07:21 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Novalis posted by Hairball on January 15, 2018 at 17:51:00:
Until 2013, I cut my hair quite short. I had the impression it was the "done thing" and it seemed more practical. I always hated haircuts from my childhood. My old desire for long hair and its symbolism was suppressed.
Then, I had been through seminary, where we were expected to keep it short and neat.
I think that most men just follow uncritically. It was quite a battle for me to break out of the mould and grow my hair.
It is the spirit of conformity and the least resistance. Nowadays, the prevailing fashion for young men is a military style with the hair a couple of inches long on the top of the head and the back and sides shaved away. Horrible!
We longhairs have different cultural references. I tend to identify with the old philosophers, composers and writers of the beginning of the 19th century and before. That's my "thing".