19 Reasons Why Being Short Is The Best

Go shawty, it’s your birthday. Or not!

1. Legroom on airplanes is never an issue.

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2. Oh, and of course, long-legged people who need the front seat are always grateful when you volunteer to fit in the back.

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3. You can shop in the petites section AND the regular section.

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4. And you’ve been known to sometimes shop in the kids’ section. (Cheaper!)

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5. You pretty much never have to worry about being taller than your date.

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6. You can be a jockey if you want.

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7. Because you have a low center of gravity, you’re less likely to topple over.

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8. You’ll never be too tall for a bed.

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9. You can fit into small spaces if need be.

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10. You never have to worry about bumping your head on stuff…unlike that unfortunate Stormtrooper on the right. :(

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11. You can get lower to the ground when challenged to a game of limbo.

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12. Evidence suggests that shorter people live longer lives.

And there are numerous claims about short people having fewer health issues.

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13. Short people actually experience things faster than taller people.

According to one neuroscientist, taller people take about one-tenth of a second longer to perceive sensory information, which makes sense when you think about it — short people would have shorter neural pathways, meaning the distance information travels to your brain is much shorter.

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14. Even though reaching things may be an issue, tall people always seem to be friendly enough to help a stranger out.

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15. You can always hem long pants shorter…but you can’t make too-short pants longer. So, you win.

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16. You’ll never have to worry about blocking someone’s view in a movie theater.

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17. You can be an expert couchsurfer because you’ll always fit on a sofa.

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18. People tend to mistake you for being younger than you are (at least, in your early twenties this seems to happen a lot).

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19. Because you know you’re in good company with all the other fine short folks out there.

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