19 Painful Truths Only Guys Who Can’t Grow Beards Will Understand

It’s a lonely, hairless world.

From a bit of light stubble.

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To whatever this is.

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Via everything in between.

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Beards are wonderful things.

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1. Unfortunately you wouldn’t know, because you have that most horrible of afflictions: Boy Face.

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2. No matter what you do, it seems this will never change.

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3. Despite the fact that there’s nothing you can do about it, you tend to get a lot of shit from the bearded.

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4. And it can really hurt.

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5. You sometimes feel like you’re the only person in the world without a beard.

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6. As you might imagine, Boy Face results in this happening quite a lot.

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When you’re 21 this is kind of flattering. Not so much when you’re nearly 30.

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7. Occasionally you fool yourself into thinking you can do it. It never ends well.

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8. Yes, you might think it looks good. But trust me, it doesn’t.

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9. Apparently this doesn’t count.

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10. But you know that IF you could grow a beard, you’d go from ugly duckling to beautiful hairy swan in an instant.

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11. So you start to think outside of the box.

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12. And dream that one day you’ll sneeze and a beard will just appear.

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13. This time of the year is the worst, as your hairy friends start asking you whether you’re going to do Movember.

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14. So you have to lie and tell them work won’t let you.

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15. Every time you see a guy with an awesome beard you die a little inside.

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16. You just want to go up to him and rip it off his face.

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17. Though that would be useless. There is nothing stronger than a beard, unfortunately.

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18. Eventually you realize you just have to accept it. Your face will be furniture free for the foreseeable future.

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19. Though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Robin Edds is special projects editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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