Hair Raising

I knew there was a good reason why twelve years ago I decided that I would never again have my hair cut.  That was a time of great change in my life.  Among other things, it was when I started to live alone and change my diet to become vegetarian.

I didn’t know quite why I made the decision to grow my hair at the time. At least I was not fully aware of what my reasons were based on, but now I do know and I am aware.  I am thankful for and agree wholeheartedly with what this Viral Alternative News article says: “Hair Is An Extension Of The Nervous System” – Why Native Americans Keep Their Hair Long

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It wasn’t all that easy in the beginning while still operating within the professional business world for the last seven years of my working life before retirement.  I stood out as being unusual with my long hair, not uniquely so, but it was a rare thing.  Especially as the growing trend in those years was to have no head hair at all.  I have always seen that as a de-humanising thing.  After all, the first thing that ‘victors’ can do to their ‘captives’ to render them more submissive (the same goes for soldier recruits, I guess), is to remove their hair.

There is no honour or status gain in having your head shaved, and no advantage other than social acceptance (and what does that mean? that you are a member of an exclusive club of submissives?) for having your hair trimmed to some common style  …and now, this article backs that up.

I am considering the idea that I may never shave again …but that is another story.

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One thought on “Hair Raising

  1. Interesting. My hair drives me nuts when it gets long, so I don’t think I’m going to join you in this one. And I never could grow a beard!

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