“I wish I were taller” is the thought that I have when all my friends are towering over me and when things are out of my reach. Even thought I am still in the stage of adolescent, I knew I am destined to be short like all of my family members. I used to be frustrated with my height, however, as I grow up, mentally, I realize the benefits of being short exceed the disadvantages.
Since short peoples tend to have short arms and legs, the obvious disadvantage of being short is the inability to get a thing that is out of reach. For example, I have to stand on a chair to get an item from the top of a cabinet. However, the most daunting effect of being short is that short people cannot see anything other than people’s backs in the midst of tall people. They are hard to find in a crowd since they are short and are not easy to spot like finding a 5-foot person in a huge 6-foot corns field.
Being short also causes the short people to feel less dignified since the tall people look “down” upon the short people while the short people have to look “up” to them. Not only that, short people could not run as fast as the tall people because short people have shorter legs. A pair of short legs could also cause troublesome to drive a car because short people’s leg might not be long enough to reach the pedals or body too short to see beyond the wheel. When I drive, I have to adjust the seat very near to the wheel and heighten the seat so that I could see better.
It’s seem that there are a lot of bad effects for being short, but there are a lot of good advantages as well. Especially for short women, the short peoples have the power to make tall peoples feel like they are abnormal and are giants. The short females can make themselves look tall if they wanted but tall people cannot shorten their height. For example, I can wear cute little high heels while my tall friend could not because she is already tall enough. Also, since short people have short legs and arms, they take up less leg and arm space and can hide very well in a small place such as kitchen cabinet or behind a pile of clothes.
The best thing of being short is that short people can get to be a kid every Halloween and nobody would know. They would not be denied of candies and have more fun than tall people who would be considered an adult and wouldn’t be able to go trick or treat. Being a short girl like I am have a major advantage over the tall girls because I don’t have to worry about getting a boyfriend who is taller than I am. Also, short peoples wear less amount of clothing since they don’t have a long arms or legs. In addition, short people would go through a wood easily because they don’t have to push away branches that are bothering the tall people’s head.
Being a five feet tall girl, I am considered as a short person but with advantages surpass the disadvantages of being short. Even thought I still wish I were a little taller, I learn not to let my height bother me and love the person that I am, no matter what.
Courtney from Study Moose
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