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Being Short. I am short. I am not vertically-challenged, abnormally small, or differently-heighted. Most importantly, I am not a midget; a growth spurt brought me up to 4'10 " (the cutoff is 4'10"). I am also not a dwarf, pygmy, or an elf.

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Introduction

I am short. I am not vertically-challenged, abnormally small, or differently-heighted. Most importantly, I am not a midget; a growth spurt brought me up to 4'10 1/2" (the cutoff is 4'10"). I am also not a dwarf, pygmy, or an elf. Being short has its disadvantages. It is comparable to being part of a minority. Although we are not oppressed like Gays, Blacks, or Jews; it is just inconvenient. Height does not account for getting into good schools or getting a good job (even though there are statistics that taller people score better paychecks). The worst thing that has happened to me is getting rejected from Superman at Six Flags, not a big deal. But getting off a bus is often a James Bond-esque mission, seeing over the counter as the hostess at Giovanni's requires 3 inch heels, and I spend a lot of my time suffocating from arm pit stench, which is frequently at eye-level. It's not horrible; just irksome. ...read more.

Middle

The correct Disney generated answer would be, "No! I love the person that I am." Though I do agree with that philosophy, what would initially come to my mind is, "Yes, I won't be the human arm rest anymore!" However, with five minutes to think it over, my answer would change. A little wish may seem minimal but even a single flap from a butterfly's wings can attribute to a hurricane half way across the world. The point is: there's always a cost to magic. What if the cost of growing taller was my sense of humor or my great family and friends? Being short is a very important part of me but certainly it is not what defines me. I am competent and strong. I can comprehend a book or play tennis just as well as anyone else. I know I am normal and have as much to offer the world as the next person, maybe even more. ...read more.

Conclusion

But my height was most valuable when I volunteered at Camp Sunrise for the mentally challenged youth. Dan (name has been changed), a camper, had anger issues and hates being told what to do. On my first day at camp, he refused to go to the pool because his mom had forgotten his bathing suit. I changed out of my bathing suit and jumped in the pool. Though I was in a position of authority, he mistook me for another camper because I stood eye-level to him. He followed my lead and for the rest of the camp, I was just another kid to him. Even without the leg-breaking and steel-rod inserting agony, the trade doesn't seem that awesome to me. In conclusion, if I were to be offered the deal, I'm going to have to elect to stay in my own size 4 shoes. As the Keebler motto goes, uncommonly made, uncommonly good. And that's what us short people are. ...read more.

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