My old friend, No-shave November, is back. I’ve been looking forward to this month for quite a while, especially with the recent colder weather here in Virginia Beach (high 30s at night, mid 50s during the day). My wife, on the other hand, has been dreading this month since December 1, 2007.
I’ve been doing No-shave November since my freshman year of college, and it has evolved from a dormitory bonding experience to an expression of coveting manhood to now just something I look forward to as a change of pace. It’s also difficult for me to stop something I’ve been doing for over half a decade. To celebrate, I tried to think of 10 good reasons to grow a beard. Any you would add or subtract?
- Beards are manly.
- Beards ease the anxiety caused by the early onset of male pattern baldness.
- Beards serve as a connection to many of the early Reformers (and countless other famous men).
- Beards are fun to stroke while thinking, trying to look like you’re thinking, or for no reason at all.
- Not shaving prevents unsightly and painful razor burn.
- Beards are warm.
- Not shaving allows for five extra minutes to sleep in.
- Beards make one look smarter (think professor with a pipe).
- Beards are cooler than mustaches.
- Beards are biblical