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Why Going Bald Is Not So Bad

Updated on March 29, 2010
Britney Spears told me it was okay to be bald.
Britney Spears told me it was okay to be bald.

I’ve lost much of my hair in the last 5 years. I am a 26 year old male. In retrospect, I never enjoyed my hair quite enough.

When I was in 7th grade I grew my hair down to my chin, parted in the middle. Occasionally I would brush it until it got so soft you’d want to wear it as a coat. But I wish I could go back and tell all those Adam’s past to really cherish it.

I know it probably sounds stupid. It’s just hair. After all, I could have lost a limb. That’d be something to feel bad about. But I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t affected my self-image. I’m not a hat wearer. I think that would indicate shamefulness. But the other element of the whole hat thing was once addressed eloquently on Seinfeld: if I meet the woman of my dreams, and I’m wearing a hat, she’ll have some serious surprise when I take it off. Of course, I could trick her into loving me before I take it off, but I think you see the dilemma here.

My friend, who is from Ecuador, calls me “Pelagato.”

I used to cut my hair really short. I hoped people would think I just liked it that way. I wasn’t bald. I was just, um, a Jewish skinhead. Okay, maybe not.

I used Propecia for a while at the beginning. But it got expensive, and I couldn’t really tell if it was working. Besides, God wanted me this way, I guess.

And you know what? If people don’t like me for who I am, then I don’t need ‘em. If you can’t accept looking at my bald, shiny head, then move on, because there are plenty of people who will accept it.

That’s right: I’m bald and I’m proud. I love myself for who I am. I’ll stand tall, even as my hair does not. Besides, Jean-Luc Picard was easily the sexiest starship captain of all time.

By the way, “pelagato” means hairless cat.


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    • AdamGee profile image

      AdamGee 7 years ago

      @ K@ri: Thanks for the encouragement! And thanks for a writing a good article that I could link to :)

      @ Cindyvine: That is a really awesome suggestion! I'll have to remember that :)

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Think of a bald head as being a solar panel for a sex machine.

    • k@ri profile image

      Kari Poulsen 7 years ago from Ohio

      Bald is sexy! Stand proud!

      and BTW, thanks for the link. :D

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      AdamGee 8 years ago

      Thanks for your comment, Praseti! I agree. Actually, you inspired me to add some links to a couple of hubs that I think really underscore this point.

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I agree with you. Some people said that bald is sexy. nice topic.