Posted by Tommmm (other posts) on July 04, 2019 at 04:06:56 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: A wrong reason to grow your hair or bad excuse? posted by native carolinian on July 01, 2019 at 13:00:26:
The thing that gave long hair a bad name was the Manson murders and caused the hippie movement to get painted with a broad brush. As kid in the 70s I remember how Helter Skelter rocked middle class suburbia and people really came to fear longhairs. And the Hell's Angels and the incident at the Rolling Stones Altimont concert didn't help either.
I know what you mean about feeling like yourself when you hair is long. 'Cause when I had short hair I was always self conscious. I believe long hair improves you posture. You kind of have to stand up straighter to keep the hair out of your face.
Long hair used to be a sign of intelligence and nobility in pre-industrial Europe. Most of the classical composers had long hair. which is why classical music got referred to as that "long hair stuff".
When it comes to machismo I stopped ridding bicycles about 30 years ago after a Saturday night live cartoon that portrayed bicyclists as gay. Well now I'm battling diabetes and weight issues.