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Yes, being tall has its advantages. Of course for every advantage, there's a disadvantage. See over people's head - people staring at you. Easy to intimidate others - easy to trip over your own legs.
For those who don't know, I'm quite tall. I come from a very tall family. I'm 6'6" and a half bare footed, for fuck's sake. I have two brothers and they too are both well over six feet tall. Of course, I have to put up with the usual stuff lots of tall folks are subject to - "hey, I can't reach that top shelf, I lack the motivation to reach out my arms and hands just a little farther, can you blah blah blah". I have a hard time finding clothes that will fit me, not because I'm so big so much as I'm just fucking tall. People who don't know me automatically give me the evil eye when they first see me because evidently I'm so intimidating. Not really. Finding shoes my size - size 19 - is a colossal pain in the ass.
The reason for this particular rant is because a friend of mine and myself were having a discussion on the subject yesterday. He's not exactly tall, being like 5'7" and a half with shoes on. He kept saying he'd "like to be my size or taller." I assured him he was fine where he was. He kept saying it must so cool to be my height. I once again assured him it was more a pain in the ass than anything, and that once he was this tall, he'd probably like to shrink down back to his normal size. Then he started in with the basketball player thing, which is annoying. When you're this tall, people have this thing where they look at you and go "Hey! I bet you're a good basketball player!" Not necessarily. I've never been the most coordinated person, and my interest in basketball has faded over the last few years.
If I could, I'd shrink back down to 6'2" or so - tall, but not ridiculously so.
What about the rest of you tall people? What do you think of being your height? Would you change it if you could?
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If you're a tall male, you're statistically likelier to be rich, occupy a powerful position, be successful romantically (at both short term pick-ups and finding a long term partner), not be a victim of violent crime, and generally be happier and more content over the course of your life. Oh, but sometimes you'll have trouble buying clothes and have to help people get things from shelves. Boo-fucking-hoo.