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On bodily bliss

Or «Things I thought while cutting my own hair and believing it's punk to do so»

  • Yes, it would be easier to have someone else do it, as I’ve done it before. But doing it myself will teach me.
  • Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not a problem.
  • Fixing it yourself might leave you looking silly at first, but is still better than doing nothing at all.
  • The instructions told me to go gradually and I did it, even though I knew I wanted short hair. Next time, I’m jumping in the deep end right at the beginning.
  • Conventional wisdom says one grows more conservative with age, but this has not been the case for me and my close group of friends. When I look at my Open Source/Culture/Knowledge crowd, we’re all getting wilder haircuts in more and more colors, more and larger tattoos and so on. These physical changes are—I hope—a reflection not only of the growing discontent with many aspects of modern life, but also of the desire and actions to change it.
  • Doing it yourself also has the collateral effect of making you own it, for good or bad. Owning my own mistakes is probably one of the best lessons I’ve learned since entering my 30s (and it’s still ongoing)
  • Love will grow. And so will hair.

On my home node, you can see a comparison mugshot after a professional cut my hair and after I did it myself.

Kunai ⇐ Part of Brevity Quest 2020100 prisoners problem

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