Yes and no… Now let me explain the pros and cons to having a beard. I enjoy having a beard, seeing the way it looks but there are aspects that can annoy and even irritate an me.
One big problem that any bearded individual will tell you is eating!!! 😡 There is always a war with the beard and food, it’s a fight that just can’t be escaped. Many a time I have eyed up a piece of food and developed a strategy just to eat it without getting it all over the beard. Be assured the beard and food are like Velcro or even magnets, they always find each other and can leave you looking ridiculous.
Having a beard comes with wierdos… I’m sure you thinking what the heck am I talking about now. Well when I say wierdos I mean people who just want to touch the beard. #awkward People really don’t understand that if I walk up to you and said “nice chin,. Can I touch it?” That is crazy,wierd and just inappropriate. Obviously certain people can touch my beard and that is ok, like family and my girlfriend, but strangers from the street is a big no no from this bearded wonder.
The split!!! Now this is definitely something I suffer with the beard. This is where I may have the beard in the most perfect position, it could be combed, treated, but a gust of wind to the face and it splits the beard in half. This is very annoying, frustrating and silly! I didn’t want the Viking beard style, some people may want this look but it’s not for me. It doesn’t help that in the middle of my beard my hair growth is less, and contributes to the split 😫
And breath…Rant over, I know I’m listing lots of negative points regarding my beard but still I enjoy having a beard.
Crazy as it may seem I’d barely recognize myself without a beard. Being called “the bearded one” or “the guy with the big beard” may annoy others but honestly it’s nice. I enjoy talking about the beard and maintaining the beard. It has strangely become a hobby. From the oil and the combing but I’ll cover this in the next blog.
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