Posted by Long Hair In Albany (other posts) on September 28, 2016 at 09:39:01 Previous Next
In Reply to: Reflections on the Journey posted by Goku on September 28, 2016 at 09:21:08:
: One of the things that a lot of people mention when they grow out their hair are all the comments they get.
This is basically based on age. When you're young people rag on you about your long hair. Now that i'm 62 I no longer get any
: Long hair has also really taught me a lot about confidence. I thought I was relatively immune to peer pressure compared to some of my friends and classmates, but I realized how much I cared about what people thought. With some things that matters, but hair is just hair in the end and shouldn't be as big of a deal as it is. It was tough getting through the awkward stage and ignoring everything. Then I realized I was really self-conscious about wearing it differently around people. I would wear a ponytail in my room, but whip it out if someone knocked on the door for a week or 2 before I got up the guts to let anyone see. Slowly though I have embraced my hair and have learned not to worry so much about how I am perceived and that is a big benefit to the journey.
Now that i'm 62 years old I wear my hair the way I want, I don't care what others think.
And the nice thing about long hair is there are a whole bunch of ways to wear it. And i've experimented with them all over the years.