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the advantages to being short

Updated on November 13, 2007

The advantages to being short

So you are short also you are so lucky. I mean every one I know is tall so I love being short becouse I am semi unique. so stop wining and get over it. the advantages of being short-1. you can fit in to a lot of stuff like a locker to hide from bullys granted you are also small enough to get stuffed in one but that's a chance I am willing to take.2. you can go under houses to clean for a lot of money.3.you are able to be a flyer in cheerleading.4.guys and girls love snuggling with a short person.5.short people are better dancers.6.being able to do the limbo without breaking your back. The dis advantages of being short 1.roller coasters like tall people.2.sorry no slam dunks for us.3.short people are more afraid of hights.4.we don't have our feet hanging over the bed when we are asleep. So there you have it there are more advanteges to being short then disadvantages. So now you can wear you height with some pride and don't worry your attitude is more important then your height.

I hope this will help all the short people out there!

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      cute girl 3 years ago

      Hey..i waa feeling that short stature is damn ugly.........i was mad..I am 17 yrs old..female..4'10 &1/2 inches tall..about 149 cm..small is really attractive.people call you cute..if any one teases you there are 2 reasons either they really love you and pulling your legs.(because if you are ugly normally people wont tell you on face) or they have jealous on you ...

      So be unique buddies..evry one loves small things;-):-P

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      cute girl 3 years ago

      Hey..i waa feeling that short stature is damn ugly.........i was mad..I am 17 yrs old..female..4'10 &1/2 inches tall..about 149 cm..small is really attractive.people call you cute..if any one teases you there are 2 reasons either they really love you and pulling your legs.(because if you are ugly normally people wont tell you on face) or they have jealous on you ...

      So be unique buddies..evry one loves small things;-):-P

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      Ana 3 years ago

      Hi,

      I'm 5'1 tall. I used to feel embarrassed to be short. All my friends were taller than me through out middle school. I used to pray every night to grow an inch taller. When I got to high school I met more people who were as tall as I was, and it made me feel better. I learned to love my self and be confident of my self. Being short is not a problem not at all. :) fun size

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      jordan bland 3 years ago

      ur hot!

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      Michael 3 years ago

      i am in 7th grade and i am soooo short(3'8)

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      Brianna 3 years ago

      I am 11 years old and I am only 4'9'' I have never been able to fit into clothes for kids my age and am teased every day in my second period class from a kid I sit next to and I always have to be careful of what I wear because he might make fun of me for it.

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      Chunksofunk 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I am only 5 feet and 6 inches and approaching middle-age. Diminutive stature is a multi-faceted thing; chiefly there are positive and negative aspects to it. Strangely though, my manhood is 10 inches when turgid. Certainly an unlikely combination, but nature throws up these strange anomalies.

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      Little One 5 years ago

      I am only 5'2 and a half or 5'3. So I would consider myself to be short also. All of my siblings are taller than me. My 5 and 6 year old siblings are more than half my size. So they will be taller than me soon. I am a 16 year old girl by the way and I stopped growing at 13. All of my friends are taller than me and always make fun of me about my height. I don't care though because all I have to say is "At least I have a better chance of running through a crowd without being seen or not hitting my head on the door than you." :D I love being short. :)

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      DeadlyShadow 5 years ago

      Im 4'11'' and Im 16. Im a male so that means Im the shortests in my grade. I deal with it everyday cuz my friends are ALL above 5'5''. One of my friends is 6'4'' and he annoys me all the time about my height but i mean, hes nice. Only problem is to find a gf suitable for me lol :P

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      Lego 5 years ago

      I'm turning to 16 in a month and im about 4'9.. Yeah i'm really short, the problem is, I look like a 10 years old girl, not just because of my height because of my childish body! But sometimes i think im cute (:

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      dosnt matter 5 years ago

      hey i m 16 and my height is 5,3 i m guy but i m happy with my height

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      Cleo trio 5 years ago

      Im SHORTTTT I wish I was taller but that aint gonna happen :( .. But you know WHAT? Just be BLESS that your HEALTHY :) you are lucky some people don't have legs can't walk etc.... You get what I mean?

      people called me ADORABLE and "cute" as always lol oh when I stand in a group of tall people idk why I feel protected aha and they treated me well I'm soo happy.Mann I sometimes get tried of my friends calling me " your such a cutie pie" bla bla.. ;P oh well . Plus i am beautiful cs god made me this way .a girl that is 4ft11

      Ps. Standing out is more better than fitting in ;D

      PEACEOUT yooo

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      Twister08 5 years ago

      I'm 22 and only 4'10. Being short use to bother me when I was a teenager, it doesn't really bither me so much now. I do get carded every where I go and if im with my parents at a restaurant , the people try to give me kid menus. I conssider my self confident person, but guys over look me all the time. Ilove being short tho. Even if I have to put up with bs.

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      Becky 5 years ago

      You all must check out the series I'm illustrating! I am archiving the greatest reasons to be short. I'm just getting started!

      http://chipperthings.com/ratherbeshort/

      twitter: @idratherbeshort

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      Jm 5 years ago

      thanks for making me feel better guys i really like this site i do get some problems in school for being short but most of the time the class asks me for entertainment they call me NINJA cause i can jump over chairs and can fit in lockers, beautiful girls think I'm cute so its not that bad....I' m a filipino 14 and I'm only 5'1 but the worst problem i encounter is finding a girlfriend i never experienced having a relationship but i know i'll find the right girl someday....SHORT PEOPLE RULE THIS WORLD SCREW THE TALL PEOPLE WHO GO TO THIS SITE TO MAKE US FEEL BAD!!!

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      bri 5 years ago

      I'm short to being 4 11 at age 16. And the shortest one in high school full of people over 6 foot. I hear people talk about my behind my back that I'm so tiny. I even. Had people. I didn't know come up to me and call short. But the good thing is I can't go up to the board half the time cause I can't reach. My nickname everyone calls me is mig as for miget. Oh well I deal with it.

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      Samantha 5 years ago

      Hi, im 12 and yea, im short. Im only 4'8. I get teased, and called tiny person by tall people. But also a lot of people think im cute, and a lot of people say im fun size, which i don't mind lol. I usually like the tall guys, i have a tall boyfriend, i reach his shoulder, but hey its ok to be short, atleast we r not so tall we r anerexic, cuz i like being filled out, but not fat. So i love being short, cuz i get to ask the hot guys to reach things tht are to high for me to get ;) so take advantage of it.

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      Potato 5 years ago

      I am 13 and 4"11 and about to go to high school next year. I take norditropin so im growing about 4 inches a year now but i am worried about how i will be treated there. I have always been fun of but my doctor says i will be around 6" so i am not worried about my end height, just getting bullied up there. Any help? :(

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      bala 5 years ago

      im 19 and my height is 5 feet,i have finished my pollytechnic my friends didn't got jobs in campus interview but i got jobs in l&t and sathyam,i am very happy to be short my life is enjoyable ,to choose a girl suites for me is also very easy,height is only a recognition for all peoples,enjoy the life be happy,there should be only one life for us so don't worry ,any comments mail me at rbkrishnan.srmb@gmail.com

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      hydrologic 5 years ago

      I'm probably one of the shortest people here. I'm 4'4" and I haven't grown since maybe elementary school. Not a dwarf either; I'm proportionate. Just really short.

      If there's any short people here that would like to talk about their height, feel free to msg me. It would be nice to meet people more my size. :)

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      michael 5 years ago

      im 15.. turning 16 soon and im only 5'4. hate it. no girls like short guys

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      5 years ago

      i am 4'9 and i am 17 i lov myself dis way

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      lilcowboy 5 years ago

      I'm a guy and I am 17 and stand 4' 4" Tall Barefoot I wish I was Taller

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      Remi 5 years ago

      Well if it makes you guys feel any better im 20 and 4ft 6in. and i cant even wear high heels in attempt to make myself taller because my feet are too small and they do not make my size (yes ive searched the internet)but made more awkward by the fact that the only thing that ever seems to have grown on me was my boobs (to an unnecessarily large size in comparison to my height}

      so i get made fun of for that.......

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      Alex 5 years ago

      By the way, I'm girl. Just to let you know. And also, I'm really strong like stronger than I should be. So no body messes with me. They know better. A good thing to have-strength I guess. :)

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      Alex 5 years ago

      Hey people, You guys should be so proud of yourselves! You guys are very special and unique. God made you just the way you are. Please don't get discourage about your height. No matter what anyone says, you are you. That is how God made you. And people who are bulling you or teasing you, they have some issues that they can't solve. Be happy for who you are. Do NOT let anyone bring you down. Just focus on what's important. Each one of you have so many things to be thankful. I have trouble with my height too. So don't worry, I'm not a person who doesn't know what you guys are going through, I know exactly what you guys are going through. And for those who play sports and are short, bring it. Prove them wrong, show them that you are better. I play volleyball and guess what I'm only 5'0. I can tell you, I'm pretty good, I can jump, spike, set, bump just as good as a tall person. So Don't you ever let your height get in the way of your dreams or hopes. Do not let it bring you down. :) Hope this message helps you guys. Just remember, there is somebody who cares and is there for you and knows what you are going through.

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      cm170 5 years ago

      For non-usa-ones: 170cm (centimeters) = 5.57feet (5"7), in Europe it's a BIG handicap for a SMALL man who has 170cm!

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      Kaylen 5 years ago

      My name is kaylen and I'm 13 and am 4'6. Sometimes I like being short but I don't like being called midget in the hallways:( people always think I'm in fifth grade or fourth but I'm in seventh

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      Jay 5 years ago

      Im 12 and im still 4"10 I haven't grown since 3rd grade :/ im the smallest person in 7th grade and in tHE BASKETBALL TEAM v.v

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      Christine 5 years ago

      I'm from Philippines i'm 10 my height is 4'9 :(

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      Margareth 5 years ago

      I'm a filipina i'm 10 my heigt is 4'11 :(

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      Jane 5 years ago

      I am 6'1 tall girl. I know I am tall but my boyfriend is 4'8 tall. I really love short guys :)

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      dk15 5 years ago

      Im 15 and 145cm. will i grow? i play sport extremely competitively and find myself at a "huge" dis advantage!!!

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      jackie 5 years ago

      Im 4'7 and 22 year old i hate being short

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      Reese 5 years ago

      I am a 20 year old female and im 4'10. Plenty of guys have been interested in me and Ive never really been bullied because of my height..however, recently I have become very aware of how short I am and it has caused me to be more self conscious than I have ever been. I haven't grown since ive been about 12. I have short parents but I am one of the few people I know who are under 5ft. Yes being short sucks but so would having no legs at all. Imagine not being able to see or hear. Honestly sometimes I feel ashamed that I am even concerned with my height, but these are the feelings that us short people feel because of what OTHERS say. Anyone with common sense would not make fun of a disabled person or someone who has clear dwarfism (like someone who is 4ft tall), but it is socially acceptable to comment on a persons short stature due to simply their genes. It is like hair color and skin color. Ugh it truly is frustrating the emotional damage vanity in our society has caused.

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      short sports 5 years ago

      im with all of you but don't sweat it for boy get to lifting cuz it can jack you up and if you're at a disadvantage in sports start wrestling, they have weight classes with age groups. this is how i get all my glory.

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      Jose 5 years ago

      Short people to me have more friends because they want to be near them since others will feel the same way.

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      June 5 years ago

      I'm 13 and 4'9 short people got Swag!

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      Kalen 5 years ago

      I have a problem to all your problems. Ok here it is ask Jesus to come into your lives. And atheist pls shut up i seen people like you and all use do is try to bash a Christians faith. And you fail at it because i know the truth 100%Anyway when you walk like God wants you to in this world and you die make sure you get to heaven. Because it's. Soo easy for god to make you taller he can even do it now but he has more things for you to do. You just gotta have faith. Angles are 7 feet tall and even higher some are up to 30 feet. And I promise you heaven and hell is real. Because of tv and all these satanic skeems the devil dosnt want anyone to know it's real. So be careful it's for your own good.

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      Evelyn 5 years ago

      Well I thought I was the only short person in thr world. I don't know if its just me or the little city I live in that's against bieng short. Im almost 20 years old and im 4"10. The reason y I hate it most is because clothes and shoes don't fit me! And im not about to shop in the kids section. My grandmother really seems to enjoy asking people how old they think I am..the reply is always 15...i just stand there like "are you kidding?..i know im short but does my face, my clothes or my body scream 15?" Im tired of it but I know one day when im 40 people will think im 20.. So oh well I guess ill just have to deal with it..

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      TRAJAN 5 years ago

      I'm a short man 5'0" and 39 years old. Short women have little to complain about compared to short men. Ashort woman can date tall or short guys but short men are just stuck. Even the short women want the tall guys. Another writer JUDAH wrote that she likes being short because then she doesn't have to be "embarassed" by being taller than her boy friend. If your a male being short sucks more as you get older.

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      lovely 5 years ago

      im 13 and im 142 cm and every one else in my classses are like 160-170 cm

      but i still love being short and im not afraid od heights

      im also considered cute so i don't mind

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      Person 5 years ago

      Being 5'1 and 14 sucks. My friends get all kimds if respect because they are taller and no one listens to me and literally everybody says i look 8. Which is my stupid shoe size so i have big feet and short body.

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      small&proud 5 years ago

      We can all agree that short people are the best!

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      Nick 5 years ago

      Can I just say one point, all the BOYS on here who say they're like 13/14 and really short the truth is most boys don't stop growing until they're 21 so you'll still have about 7 years left. for Girls being short okay but for a boy it is a lot worse, I'm just 16 and have basically stopped growing at 5'7 and at a school where the average is about 6ft so yea I feel it a lot. You can try and bull a bunch of examples why its better like above but they're more offensive then true. TBH I wouldn't care as much if i wasn't constantly reminded of it everyday! anyway rant over :D

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      silvia 5 years ago

      the anonymous person obviously had a bad experience with someone who is shorter than they are.... A shitty life is determined by each individual and how they handle the events that happen and deal with their choicese..NOT by their stature. Tell that to Shakira who is one of the hottest women in entertainment. I don't know where you are from, but she is definitely a better dancer and height has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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      5 years ago

      it's hard being short because you are constantly reminded me of it..which can really feel like a blow to your ego. I'm 5 ft and its annoying when people ask your height. i just think people need to learn courtesy. you wouldn't ask a bigger person how much they weigh..i feel like with height it should be the same...tall or short. people have feelings and others need to know it is not okay to put others down because they may stick out due to their height. just remember who you are and you are beautiful no matter what you look like as long as you have a beautiful soul. you can't change how others are going to act towards you, but you can know if they are rude then they are clearly not meant to be your friend in this life and move on.

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      Dumb, ugly and short. You are not better dancers because of your midget height btw. Enjoy your shitty life.

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      dolly 5 years ago

      I cannot enjoy life because of my height. it stopped me from doing what I want to do, im so sad..

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      Jackie 5 years ago

      Im 13 and im almost 5'1 and im proud. well sometimes my taller bff makes fun of me but i don't care. some people call me Chibi or Shorty and i love it ?

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      The Shorty 5 years ago

      I just want to say this blog makes me feel better. I always felt alone. 16 and 4'11.5. I never really cared but other people make fun of me so much! "Haha whoa you are really short!" No, I always thought I was a white Yao Ming, DUH! As if I don't already know and get teased enough for it! The next shortest guy in my class is 5'4, so everyone towers over me. Why haven't I met any of you nice people? I hope I get a growth spurt!

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      Joe 5 years ago

      I'm 16, 5ft 6in, and i've finished growing... At least I get to be in the front row all the time in class pictures :)

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      Liz 5 years ago

      Im 20 and just about 145cm ! ( Imagine how small I am ? )

      But, I think its okay . I'm a smart student, beautiful with a strong personality ! love my self, love to be a petite girl ! :)

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      Levi 5 years ago

      When someone talks down about my height i say "and?" If they keep trying to talk sh*t i tell them "I have a good time." Don't let people get in your head, those who try are not awesome people at all and will get nothing from me.

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      Levi 5 years ago

      Im very short but im always looking on the bright side of things, people enjoy my company because i make them feel welcome. I love to be the joker, i prevent boredom :)

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      Montra 5 years ago

      im 49 and im a boy and im in the 9th grade is that normal

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      Angelica 5 years ago

      Hey guys!

      I am 16 years old and 5 foot 1. My parents are average height. My grandparents are 5 foot 2. My brother is 6 foot 2. I feel very embarrassed of my height. I wish I could just grow and be like all of my friends. When I see my younger cousins growing and reaching my height and then growing taller than my height makes me mad because I don't have that chance or opportunity. They always rub it in and I hate it! I cannot wait to go to college and be away from everyone!

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      5 years ago

      Well I'm 19 and 5'2" and I'm a guy my sister is 16 and she is tall than me, but I love being short my feet don't hang out the end of my bed and shoes are cheap and I'm stronger that most of my mates

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      doll 5 years ago

      im 24 and im 4'8... I would love to wear flats but because of my height I was forced to wear heels.. i feel so inferior with this height.. up until now ,I still cannot accept the fact that im f******* short.. i cant enjoy my life.. i feel so ashamed and embarrassed whenever I walk in the mall , people are looking down on me.. what's wrong with me :(

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      Littlelee85 5 years ago

      Hey there people. I'm 25 and top off at 5ft 6in. I stopped growing at 16. I used to have a big problem with it. Always saying "why am I so short?" but recently it's not been so bad. Just learnt to deal with it and enjoy being a short-arse. I get my sister measuring herself nex to me bragging that she's almost as tall as me haha. she's 5ft 2 but in her thirties. I just say "god made me this way. I'm meant to be short" so I won't be getting any leg lengthening surgery any time soon. The only one bad thing is not being able to reach high shelves. But it's rare I shop anyway. What i'm trying to say is be happy with your height wheather your 6foot, 5 foot or smaller we are all different, so embrace it

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      Aaron 5 years ago

      im 15 years old im 5ft at the age of 10 i was 4ft3 and weighed 4stone and 15 years old im 5ft and 5stone:/

      i get my unique smallness from my dads side as he has osteaeophrosis and it's awsome being small!!! things come cheap and people think im cute so i can deal with it!

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      ErikA 6 years ago

      I just turned 16yrs old 7weeks ago & I'm about 5'1... I have hit puberty I guess ....? but I never had my period... Will I grow once I get my menstruation ???

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      holly 6 years ago

      Oiiiii im 18 and under 5 foot s'alight nothing to worry about fool yaw bootiful

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      Carman lam 6 years ago

      I'm 17 and I'm 4'8"

      I hate my height so bad

      Its hard to find a boyfriend and to people I look like I'm 13 yrs old, I have shoe lifters in almost all my shoes and sneakers.

      I hate being short so bad, I want to be a dancer

      I can dance but my height seriously all dancers are 5'4'' or more, how awkward would it be.

      I even consider getting a leg surgery in China, where they saw your bones and shove a mental pole in, yes I'm desperate.

      Now even growing 1" would make me happy.

      I would give up ANYTHING to be tall

      Life is so unfair.

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      jeff 6 years ago

      Being an adult male at 5'3". I have nothing to complain about being short. I have never tried to be negative about it and have made the best of it. I grew up always being the shortest person in school and had lots of short jokes and mean jokes but I just rolled with the punches. I love my life and have a wonderful wife who is 5'7 and three daughters that are all tall even my 11 year old is 5'6 already.

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      Judith 6 years ago

      Okay, there is nothing wrong with being short! I'm 18 and only 4'10. You just can't let anyone or anything get in your way...except clothes. Someone really needs to design better clothes for us short people.

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      HelloHello 6 years ago

      I am 4 '11 and i'm 13 is that ok? :/

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      thomas t samaras 6 years ago

      Re: Are we getting too tall? Ramifications of increasing body size on our health, resources, and environment

      Our society tells us that taller is better. While there are advantages to taller height, there also many disadvantages. For example, taller people tend to weigh more, and greater weight means greater demands for food, energy, materials, and farmland. In addition, bigger people produce more trash, carbon dioxide, and environmental damage. As one example, Samaras points out that researcher Dannenberg found a mere 10 pound increase in average US weight requires an additional 350,000,000 gallons of airline jet fuel per year. Since 1940, US weight has increased by over 40 pounds.

      In summary, Samaras has long held that increasing human body size has devastating consequences on our health and the survival of humankind.

      Thomas Samaras, founded Reventropy Associates 16 years ago and has worked with several researchers studying how greater height and weight affect health, longevity, performance and the environment. His associates included Dr. Elrick, a physician and longevity and nutrition expert, and Dr. Storms, a former professor at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and staff member at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in San Diego. Samaras has conducted research on body size for over 35 years.

      Writing in the journal, World Nutrition, Samaras, a former engineer and configuration management specialist, warns us of the manifold problems that will result from our worship of greater height in our children.

      While a small percentage of taller, bigger people is not a problem, a world population of larger people is. Failure of environmentalists to include the worldwide increase in body size in their future estimates of global warming, environmental damage and resource scarcity fails to accurately predict future problems.

      A world population of larger people simply amplifies all the world’s problems with very little in return. Yes, taller people tend to make more money and hold higher positions in society. This condition is due to our social prejudice which incorrectly relates size to performance. However, with the same opportunity, shorter or smaller people can do very well in the achievement arena. For example, Samaras points out that some of the world’s greatest achievers have been on the shorter side of the fence. He gives a small sampling, such as Voltaire, Michelangelo, Mozart, Beethovan, Andrew Carnegie, Onassis, Audie Murphy, Joan of Arc, Einstein, Magaret Mead, Bruce Lee, Ben Gurion, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Alexander the Great.

      The obesity epidemic also parallels our encouragement of faster, greater growth through abundant nutrition. Studies show that bigger infants that experience accelerated growth are more likely to become overweight or obese in adulthood. The present childhood trend towards obesity and type 2 diabetes is a serious concern for the health and economic viability of the future world. The idea that less food may be beneficial was demonstrated during the Great Depression when individuals exposed to the depression during gestation grew up to have the greatest jump in life expectancy compared more prosperous periods of the 20th century. Infant mortality, as well as mortality for most ages, also declined.

      What is the solution? Samaras recommends that nutritionists should develop lower calorie, moderate protein diets that produce healthy but slower growing children. These diets should be started in early childhood to be effective, and mothers should attend free nutrition clinics for training in proper nutrition and portion control. This process will greatly reduce the costs of medical care in middle and older ages. Samaras realizes that implementation of these recommendations is difficult but failure to correct our nutrition problems will result in an unsustainable economic burden due to health, resource and environmental costs

      Author’s background

      The author has researched the ramifications of human body size for over 35 years and has published in dozens of medical and scientific journals and six medical/nutrition books. He is also the editor of the book: Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling, 2007, Nova Science Publishers, NY. A book reviewer described the work as a Herculean accomplishment. An editorial by the World Public Health Nutrition Association (World Nutrition) reported that Samaras’s work represents an epic vision. He has also published in the books: International

      Encyclopedia of Public Health and Epidemiology and Demography in Public Health.

      Links to Samaras’s commentary and website

      Original commentary

      http://www.wphna.org/2011_mar_wn3_comm_small.htm

      Commentary available in 22 languages

      http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110315/Human-gr...

      Editorial on commentary

      http://www.wphna.org/2011_mar_wn2_editorial_size.h...

      Samaras’ website (includes list of his publications)

      wwwhumanbodysize.com

      Thomas T. Samaras, Director, Reventropy Associates, San Diego, Ca. USA

      Email: samarastt@aol.com Tel: 858 576 9283

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      mini the giant 6 years ago

      im 20 and 5'4, all the advantages ive seen are kinda pointless, being able to hide better?! what good is that for? and the disavantages? the list just goes on and on. you guys say you are happy about being short? so let me ask you this: how many dates have you had? are u married/have a girlfriend?

      i've been told i have a nice face, but i know my height is in the way and really scares me cuz its out of my control, if ppl are fat, they can workout to get slim, but for us short ppl we cant get talk when we want to

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      Nicole 6 years ago

      Hi emma. It's not a big issue. Lower our temper. They just want to express their feelings. I think your a kind of person that doesn't care about what other people are thinking or saying but other people are different. I'm also short. I just smile or laugh to every person that says im short but it hurts though. I'm a human being, I'm not a rock.

      Bigger or taller doesn't necessarily mean better.

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      gaurav gupta 6 years ago

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      Jojo 6 years ago

      No offense, but you need to work on your writing or just make it clear enough so the reader doesn't have to stumble over awkward sentences and punctuation. Thanks. Oh and these aren't very good reasons :)

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      Irene  6 years ago

      I'm 5'2 and 13 I'm taller than most of u people that commented on this but all the people at my school are between 5'5 and 5'8 but I like being short :) I'm a one of a kind

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      Fred 6 years ago

      Being short sucks yea of couse the girls think your cute and also when your on the track

      Team you suck at running the 800 and even the mile at the end

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      DOMINIQUE 6 years ago

      well i always get picked on about my height every freakin day um only 4'10 n mi mom is 5'2 n mi dad is 5'4 so i no i prob don't grow no more i wish i was already 5'2 instead of 4'10 shooot oh well then

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      saachi 6 years ago

      it is good to be short

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      geoff 6 years ago

      im 4'5 and of course i got a F in gym.

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      aysha 6 years ago

      iam 15 iam in skol no1 bother my height i have a close relationship which i love it and want to be like a teenager............

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      thomas t samaras 6 years ago

      I have researched the advantages and disadvantages of shorter height for over 35 years. My findings favor shorter people. For more information see new commentary in World Nutrition journal. The links are provided below:

      Re: “Epic vision” on increasing body size and human health and survival

      A new paper provides an exceptional view of human body size and its ramifications in terms of human health and survival and was just published in the Journal of the World Public Health Nutrition Association. The editor of the University of California

      Berkeley Wellness Letter called it a "fascinating article." The commentary, described by the journal as an "epic vision," can be found in htm or PDF format at the link below.

      The commentary covers extensive findings on how increasing body size affects human performance, longevity, intelligence, resources, the environment, the economy and human survival.

      The commentary, the journal’s editorial on the commentary, and my biography can be accessed from the three links below. Duplication of the material is allowed by the World Public Health Nutrition Association if proper credit is given to the journal.

      http://www.wphna.org/2011_mar_wn3_comm_small.htm

      For translations in 21 languages of this commentary, see the link below:

      http://www.news-medical.net/news/20110315/Human-gr...

      A 6 page editorial on my work is also in the March issue of the journal.

      http://www.wphna.org/2011_mar_wn2_editorial_size/h...

      The author has researched the ramifications of human body size for over 35 years and has published in dozens of medical and scientific journals. He is also the editor of the book: Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling, 2007, Nova Science Publishers, NY. A book reviewer described the work as a Herculean accomplishment.

      The link to my biography is below.

      http://www.wphna.org/members_profilesSZ.htm

      Please contact me at email Samarastt@aol.com or Tel 858 576-9283.

      website: wwhumanbodysize.com

      Sincerely,

      Thomas T. Samaras,Director, Reventropy Associates, San Diego, Ca. USA

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      Guest 6 years ago

      To me, size doesn't matter.

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      Mike 6 years ago

      This is funny, thanks for making me laugh.

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      mike 6 years ago

      im 16 and 5"1.5 male, my dad is 6"4 and my bro is 19 and 6"2 but prednisone stunted my growth and i haven't grown for the past 10 months. i really pray that I grow and if i am stuck at this height, i pray that i die soon.

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      jessie 6 years ago

      I am 16 and am 4ft9

      I hate being short because everyone thinks I am still a child, but not to worry. I think my feet have adapted to wearing heels because I literally live in them because I am self-conscious of my hight :/

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       6 years ago

      Hey if your depressed about being short don't be because lots of short people are powerful and have been powerful like napoleon ? plus if your still i teen don't worry no one knows what will happen in the future so don't bother with doctors they aren't always right so you still might grow plus short girls are cute (I'm short).

      Anyway my cousin was really short until he became 17 and grew taller than everyone in our family.

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      sally 6 years ago

      I feel worse now! im a freaking migit and i hate it! everyone in my class is tall and eligant wile im a short ugly stump! BEIGN SHORT SUCKS!

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      beached 6 years ago

      i'm a guy and i'm 5 foot 9, whenever I go out I seem to be the smallest guy out. every1 else seems to be at least 6 foot 5. They make me feel like such a midget :( every1 I look at I have to look up to and it makes me feel inferior. Even all the girls are taller than me. It appears that if your not 6 foot 4 AT LEAST, UR A MIDGET THESE DAYS.

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      jaden 6 years ago

      Im 4 foot 4 inches in 6th grade btw I love this blog

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      hi ☺☺☺ 6 years ago

      im 4'5"

      and im 10 :(

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      imran khan 6 years ago

      hi shorties i also want to join here because i am also SHORT and i get deeply upset and angry when i see a girl taller than me oh i forgot i am 5'5

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      Imran khan 6 years ago

      hi shorties i also want to join here because i am also SHORT and i get deeply upset and angry when i see a girl taller than me

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      sierraminor 6 years ago

      hey guys im writing a speech about how i am short and the goods things about being short so please list things about why being short it wonderful hahah thanks

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      vickymil93 6 years ago

      im short im 4'11" n im almost 18 im the shortest person in my college but i like it coz im known as the cuddle person :) n people on here who are only like 13-15 at least some of you can still grow iv stopped growing now my doctor said i stopped growing when i was about 10-11

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      shorty 6 years ago

      i m 13 yrs old and am 5 feet tall..talk about shortness!...loll

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      Ella  6 years ago

      Hello, I'm 16, female, and am 5'1'. I know I am taller than some people on here, but I'm still short. I'm okay at school, no one bothers me about my height. They make jokes, but very rarely because my friends understand and like me for who I am. In fact, I have a tall friends who hates being tall! She wished she were my height.

      What I hate about being short is when my younger brother outgrew me. He is 5'8' and only 14. I am only 5'1'! That means he is going to be a giant. Everytime I stand next to him, I hate my height and I feel like the younger sibling. He was taller than me when he was only 12! Grr. My mom is 5'2 and my dad is 5'7'.

      I'm still learning to accept my height, but everyday is hard because I know there is a good chance I won't grow anymore. It justs makes me sad. Women usually stop growing at 18, so that's about two years.

      I really believe your height is based on genetics because my brother did not exercise, slept average, ate a bad diet and still grew tall.

      But, height isn't everything. I have my whole life ahead of me. I have to learn to love myself who I am. Short people rule!! :)

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      Rian 6 years ago

      This is so stupid. I'm a 20 year old, 5'7" male. Being short isn't bad for any reasons, but it's definitely not good/bad for any of these reasons. Feet hanging over the bed? Roller coasters? Fear of heights? This is probably the worst post I've ever read about diminutive stature. I pray the author kills himself/herself.

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      RJ Crossroads 6 years ago

      Those are stupid advantages for being short. Being able to fit better under a house? Easier to hide in lockers? Is this supposed to make short people feel better? I mean, okay, i guess this is a joke. haha (not really.) Well not trying to be a downer or negative, but being short really does suck. It's been proven that taller people make more money and in Presidency elections, most of the time, the taller candidate wins. Great....just FUCKING great

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      afgwaegt 6 years ago

      wow your dum b

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      Chloe Louise . X 6 years ago

      Im 5ft 1 and compared to everyone else im titchy! Recently everyone else has towered over me and had a growth spurt and unfortanatly i already had mine a few years back so i wont be growing much more :)