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#1
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This guy on r/short is asking why there is so much hate for Limb Lengthening. Here's the post:

Given how most of this sub is mostly about ranting about how life sucks as a short person, you have 2 options:
1.Accept it and stop cribbing once and for all. This is the hand you were dealt with and you have to live with it. You will face prejudice and will have to compensate in life for everything and that is what it is. Use therapy and medication if you have to but learn to give less significance to your height. Or as they say "learn to laugh about your own shortcomings". This is the route I have opted. I'm on therapy and meds. The sadness about my stature will likely never go away but I have learned to look at things in a new perspective.
2.Change it using a surgery which is fraught with risks and complications. It is extremely expensive as well.

Now there seems to be a 3rd popular way which is to do neither but tell live an unfulfilling life where you not only tell yourself something can't be done but also convince others so. You can neither accept your height nor do anything to change it. This is the worst school of thought. I mean, what would you tell your children if they ended up short and sad like you?

I don't understand the hatred for option 2 that is limb lengthening.

"2 inches is not worth it"

All those people saying 2 inches isn't worth it, how would you take being 2 inches shorter than you already are? Take off your shoes and walk around your office once and you'll see.

"who would spend a $100k"

If you would do the operation if it were cheaper but not at $100k I think you have bigger problems in life than height. I mean how can an adult not be able to save up $100k for something they really want is beyond me.
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#2
I don't agree with him: Here are two great replies from the same thread:

Quote:I’m not a fan of LL because heightism is the problem, not height. Becoming taller doesn’t weaken heightism, it actually strengthens heightism through the implication that there is something intrinsically deficient about being 5’3” or 5’4” or 5’7” or whatever. 

But I understand that the philosophical point about heightism doesn’t address the suffering of individuals. So, I understand if a guy wants to get it because he is suffering from heightism. I’m not as against it as I used to be. It’s nothing I would do, but the actual choice doesn’t offend me. I can’t know how heightism might effect another person.

Quote:It's mutilation of ones body for vanity. Only under the most extreme conditions will height affect ones ability to attract enough of the opposite sex to make one a life long single, or an incel. This is coming from a 5'4" man.
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(01-13-2018, 09:40 AM)john24 Wrote: I don't agree with him: Here are two great replies from the same thread:

Quote:I’m not a fan of LL because heightism is the problem, not height. Becoming taller doesn’t weaken heightism, it actually strengthens heightism through the implication that there is something intrinsically deficient about being 5’3” or 5’4” or 5’7” or whatever. 

But I understand that the philosophical point about heightism doesn’t address the suffering of individuals. So, I understand if a guy wants to get it because he is suffering from heightism. I’m not as against it as I used to be. It’s nothing I would do, but the actual choice doesn’t offend me. I can’t know how heightism might effect another person.

Quote:It's mutilation of ones body for vanity. Only under the most extreme conditions will height affect ones ability to attract enough of the opposite sex to make one a life long single, or an incel. This is coming from a 5'4" man.
Here's what you said on the Thread about Danny DeVito,

"I have a very hard time in life being 5'6". 
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(01-13-2018, 10:00 AM)SFTS Wrote: Here's what you said on the Thread about Danny DeVito,

"I have a very hard time in life being 5'6". 

Yes, and?

I wouldn't do LL even if I was only 5'3"
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(01-13-2018, 10:16 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 10:00 AM)SFTS Wrote: Here's what you said on the Thread about Danny DeVito,

"I have a very hard time in life being 5'6". 

Yes, and?

I wouldn't do LL even if I was only 5'3"
When you make a statement like this, "I have a very hard time in life being 5'6"", it begs the question, "Why?"
Do you hate being short?  Do you hate being discriminated against?  Do you hate being at a physical disadvantage? You didn't explain WHY.  I should be the one saying, "Yes and?"
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#6
(01-14-2018, 03:16 AM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 10:16 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 10:00 AM)SFTS Wrote: Here's what you said on the Thread about Danny DeVito,

"I have a very hard time in life being 5'6". 

Yes, and?

I wouldn't do LL even if I was only 5'3"
When you make a statement like this, "I have a very hard time in life being 5'6"", it begs the question, "Why?"
Do you hate being short?  Do you hate being discriminated against?  Do you hate being at a physical disadvantage? You didn't explain WHY.  I should be the one saying, "Yes and?"

I didn't say that in this thread though, so why mention it here? How is it relevant to this thread?
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(01-14-2018, 09:58 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 03:16 AM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 10:16 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 10:00 AM)SFTS Wrote: Here's what you said on the Thread about Danny DeVito,

"I have a very hard time in life being 5'6". 

Yes, and?

I wouldn't do LL even if I was only 5'3"
When you make a statement like this, "I have a very hard time in life being 5'6"", it begs the question, "Why?"
Do you hate being short?  Do you hate being discriminated against?  Do you hate being at a physical disadvantage? You didn't explain WHY.  I should be the one saying, "Yes and?"

I didn't say that in this thread though, so why mention it here? How is it relevant to this thread?
You just want to avoid answering the questions posed.  That's the way it appears from my view.
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#8
(01-14-2018, 10:31 AM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 09:58 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 03:16 AM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 10:16 AM)john24 Wrote: Yes, and?

I wouldn't do LL even if I was only 5'3"
When you make a statement like this, "I have a very hard time in life being 5'6"", it begs the question, "Why?"
Do you hate being short?  Do you hate being discriminated against?  Do you hate being at a physical disadvantage? You didn't explain WHY.  I should be the one saying, "Yes and?"

I didn't say that in this thread though, so why mention it here? How is it relevant to this thread?
You just want to avoid answering the questions posed.  That's the way it appears from my view.

You're not right in the head, dude.
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#9
(01-14-2018, 10:48 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 10:31 AM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 09:58 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 03:16 AM)SFTS Wrote: When you make a statement like this, "I have a very hard time in life being 5'6"", it begs the question, "Why?"
Do you hate being short?  Do you hate being discriminated against?  Do you hate being at a physical disadvantage? You didn't explain WHY.  I should be the one saying, "Yes and?"

I didn't say that in this thread though, so why mention it here? How is it relevant to this thread?
You just want to avoid answering the questions posed.  That's the way it appears from my view.

You're not right in the head, dude.

I've got a much better grasp of reality than you.  You need psychological help.
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(01-14-2018, 08:41 PM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 10:48 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 10:31 AM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 09:58 AM)john24 Wrote: I didn't say that in this thread though, so why mention it here? How is it relevant to this thread?
You just want to avoid answering the questions posed.  That's the way it appears from my view.

You're not right in the head, dude.

I've got a much better grasp of reality than you.  You need psychological help.

and they say short man syndrome doesn't exist lol
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#11
(01-13-2018, 06:27 AM)basso Wrote: Now there seems to be a 3rd popular way which is to do neither but tell live an unfulfilling life where you not only tell yourself something can't be done but also convince others so. You can neither accept your height nor do anything to change it. This is the worst school of thought. I mean, what would you tell your children if they ended up short and sad like you?

I don't understand the hatred for option 2 that is limb lengthening.

"2 inches is not worth it"

All those people saying 2 inches isn't worth it, how would you take being 2 inches shorter than you already are? Take off your shoes and walk around your office once and you'll see.

"who would spend a $100k"

If you would do the operation if it were cheaper but not at $100k I think you have bigger problems in life than height. I mean how can an adult not be able to save up $100k for something they really want is beyond me.
I love how this moron ignores the fact that LL ruins your legs permanently.
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#12
(01-16-2018, 03:32 PM)paulus Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 08:41 PM)SFTS Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 10:48 AM)john24 Wrote:
(01-14-2018, 10:31 AM)SFTS Wrote: You just want to avoid answering the questions posed.  That's the way it appears from my view.

You're not right in the head, dude.

I've got a much better grasp of reality than you.  You need psychological help.

and they say short man syndrome doesn't exist lol
You haven't the vaguest clue what the hell you're talking about.
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