This past year in November I grew a full beard for the very first time. It took around three weeks. I have to admit that during all of week two it was about the worst itching I think I’ve ever experienced. But all in all I enjoyed my beard. It was like being a different person with it on. And now that it’s off, it’s like being another different person without. It’s amazing how new your life is when you have a lot of facial hair. The experience is almost like a 180 degree turn. Allow me to share five reasons why growing a beard rules
1. You don’t Have to Shave
Clearly the most obvious reason is that you can now be lazy when it comes to shaving. Most men that shave (or need to shave) grow extremely tired of shaving at certain points in their lives. If you get tired of it, grow a beard. Simple solution.
2. It Tells People You’re a Man
I would hate to be one of those hairless dudes that can’t grow a beard. Isn’t that kind of embarrassing? I’ve always found people who have no need to shave to be sissies. And if they’re not sissies they definitely appear to be.
3. Your life changes
You may not think it does but it does. See how people look at you now. See how you’re treated differently. Having a beard is like being a new person. It’s a very strange yet liberating experience. Give it a shot.
4. Topic of Conversation
If you grow a beard you will instantaneously have a topic of conversation for anyone that knows you. “Dude, you growing a beard?” Boom, and then the floodgates open. Conversations about how long you’ve had it, shaving, etc etc. Automatic ice breaker.
5. Shaving it Off
Never have I felt so amazingly clean shaved as when I took this friggin itchy as all hell beard off. Thank God I don’t have it anymore.
*For Charity – nowadays you’ve got things like “no shave November” so you can have an excuse to let it all grow out.