I Am A Short Guy In A Tall Guy World
Start writing a post

I Am A Short Guy In A Tall Guy World

Heightism needs to stop!

I Am A Short Guy In A Tall Guy World

Height might not be a major concern for your life but it is for mine.

Having stopped growing when I was 15, I experience things that a lot of males don't experience when it comes to height. I'm 5 feet 2 in a country of 5 feet 9 men. I've been looked down upon (both literally and verbally) as well as treated as subhuman. Heightism needs to stop!

Most people would probably assume that the worst problems a shorter person might have is not being able to reach higher shelves. That is incorrect. Being short can be a disadvantage for many reasons ranging from certain job positions to rollercoaster height restrictions. These things happen regardless of gender.

Men can also be seen as less of a man just for being short.

In my personal experience, I'm at times not taken seriously because of my height. People often joke and laugh saying that looking like a kid and being assertive don't go together. In some cases, a short man might have to grow facial hair to be taken seriously. People cannot help their height and therefore should not be made fun of for it.

I've seen comments where men who are 5 feet 7 complain that they are short. I would love to be anywhere near that. I'm an inch shorter than my mother which is very uncommon for males. It feels weird sometimes when you have people who are 5+ years younger than you that tower over you at the age of 20 as a male.

People always tell me that I still have time to grow but having not grown an inch in over five years, I think I'm done. I have hope but I've also accepted that my life will sometimes be difficult since people may treat me differently because of my height.

I'll forever be short but I'll still be better than the people who are rude about it.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments