Am I the only one who thinks being short (as a guy) is an advantage?
It seems so reading this subreddit. Before I say anything, I want to comment on two things I know are going to draw attention. 1.) Yes, I am using experiences from my personal life. This is my own personal view. 2.) This is not a "throwaway". I've posted on reddit a while back, but I forgot my password to my other account. So this is just a break from the lurking I have done for about a year.
Okay,so now back to the title. It seems that the majority of you guys believe that being short is a disadvantage, and some of you even go beyond that to say its life-alteringly bad. I am here to present my own view about the numerous advantages of a short male height, starting from (in my opinion) weakest to strongest.
1.) I don't think that short guys are not given chances to lead or be dominnant. I know that this is just purely speculation. People treat me with great respect and often show deference to me. I am pretty sure that this is not the average experience though. I do however, think that short guys can make very powerful leaders from the contrast between perceived physical power and social power (think Scarface).I know that this is not a very good "reason" but like I said it is my weakest and I just wanted to get that out there.
2.)Short guys can build muscle so easily. So easily. It is so much easier to fill out a five foot frame than a six foot one. You can get so muscular so fast its insane.
3.) You can do more with that muscle. Body weight exercises are so much easier and the heights (ha) you can achieve are so much greater. You can lift 2x your weight much easier. You can maneuver and climb so much better (there was this one Japanese ninja show that had the contestants do insane things in order to win and the things it demands from the body can pretty much only be achieved by a short man).
3a.) Which means you can handle Gs better. You can be a fighter pilot or operate the next awesome sort of machine our brains event. You have a low center of gravity if you're into grappling.
4.) You can endure longer. You will be able to run for longer than someone taller than you. This is incredibly valuable in my opinion.
5.) You need less. Generally speaking, you will eat less than someone twice your size. Also valuable.
6.) You're more comfortable. Planes, beds, showers, the list goes on and on. Things are built to the lowest possible specification to save money. I have never seen a tall person comfortable on an aircraft, even in first class.
7.) You live longer. I think this one speaks for itself. How cool is that?
There are probably some other things I've not mentioned, but this is all that came to me at the time. I just really wanted to write this post. I also wanted to just point out that most brilliant people I've met (I've actually met a lot just by virtue of my job) have been short. I don't know why that's been the case and I honestly don't think anything of it ; I just thought it was interesting.
The only disadvantage I believe comes with being short is that women don't like it. And to that I honestly say ,"who cares". I don't and I don't think you should either. But that's just my opinion.
I'd like to hear your opinions about my opinion.