Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on March 18, 2019 at 05:56:46 Previous Next
In Reply to: Feeling bad/low easily... :( posted by Avi on March 17, 2019 at 04:58:52:
: Hey guys.. Avi here again. I'm having a bit of a psychological issue with my hair I guess.
: My goal is to grow my hair to my hip, but I've always had very restrictive parents and so I was never able to pursue that dream although I've wanted to do it all my life. In March 2018 I finally was able to convince them and I began growing my hair out. Its around my shoulders now, its still pretty short as its only been a year.
: My issue comes from whenever I see people with waist length hair. I run into people with waist length hair either online or in real life, and I always feel really low when I see them. Its been my dream to have hair like theirs since I was a kid, yet I was never able to pursue it, and I wasted so much time not growing it out. If I had started growing it out when I wanted to, I definitely would be at my hip now. it just makes me feel so bad, and I feel so low esteem about my hair since its so short and only at my shoulder, and they all have such long hair. I know it seems super petty and trivial, but i really do feel significantly bad and low inside whenever I see very long haired people. :( Nothing against them obviously, they just make me feel like a failure I guess. its gonna be years before I reach that goal...how do I cope till then?
: Thanks everyone,
A couple of points here:
1. You're well on your way to growing your hair. Since hair grows typically at 1/2 inch per month it will take a long time to reach your desired length.
2. Since you haven't grown you hair previously you have no idea where your terminal length is. (It might be shorter than hip length).
3. Never mind the past. Just be happy that you are now growing your hair long, that you have hair to grow. I've started growing my hair in 1964. Lots of guys over those years had parents who refused to let them grow their hair long. It is what it is, and for some of them the only way they could grow their hair long was to move out into their residence. So be thankful that you can now grow your hair long while you still have hair.