Living the dream, also known as 'The bearded life' does have its moments. I love my ginger face fuzz, and simply wouldn't do without it. But with the good sometimes comes a touch of bad.
Today, I wanted to touch upon 4 Assumptions People Make About A Man With A Beard...
If you want me to be totally honest, I am not entirely sure what on earth a 'hipster' is, or why we us beardsmen often get called one.
It sounds to me like another word term for a 'hippie' or something of an equal value, although I know I am highly likely to be totally incorrect.
According to Wikipedia - ''Hipster, ˈhɪpstə/Submit
noun informal. A person who follows the latest trends and fashions, especially those regarded as being outside the cultural mainstream.''
Now, I can understand why we might find ourselves pigeon holed into such categories, but I'm not purposely trying to fit any mold when growing my beard. I just simply want to follow my own rules, that are usually frowned upon by the masses. So, I guess maybe you could call me a hipster after all. Damn it.
I WONDER IF THAT LUMBERJACK CHOPS WOOD?
It is common knowledge that old school lumberjacks packed possibly some of the most finest full face forests known to man, falling just short to wizards, because, come on, wizard beards FTW!
Living in the UK I don't find myself dropped into this category all too often, although I know some of my bearded friends from across the pond often choose to style themselves around the lumberjack appearance, and heck, why not!
Lumberjacks are pretty friggin awesome, the chop wood for a living which usually results in a hence muscle tone and impeccable choice of stereotypical checkered shirt, jeans and scruff boots. It's a powerful image that springs to mind, that is for sure.
THE GUY HAS A BEARD FULL OF POOP ON HIS FACE!
Ok, we have already been through this on more than one occasion in our previous blog post write-ups. I thought this would be like any other shitty (no pun intended) story that floats around (again, no pun intended!) the internet and disappear after a short period of time, but sadly this is not to be the case.
Rumour has it that many folks still believe that our beards are nothing more than a breeding ground for filth, grime and bacteria and full of human poop.
This is of course not the case, we are talking personal hygiene here folks, nothing more, nothing less.
There are no 'poop fairies' that visit you in the night planting shit particles within your beard, nor has there ever been. If you have a dirty beard it is simply because you are not looking after it well enough.
So please, for the love of cheese! stop with the poop in my beard stories already!
THAT GUY IS TOO LAZY TO SHAVE, HENCE THE BEARD!
Another one you are likely to have been greeted with is the assumption that you only have a beard because you are too lazy to shave.
Not that you might have actually long considered growing out some facial hair beforehand, or that you look damn right dapper packing some face fuzz, or the fact you are sick of fitting into the 'clean shaven' rules that were once in place in our day to day lives.
It irritates me that these things stick, so shoot down any ignorance you might face, and keep bearding on awesome my Brothers.
So, that sees today's beard blog come to a close for this fine Tuesday. If you haven't done so already be sure to share this around with your friends through the power of the internet. Why not leave us a little something in the comments section while you are here as well?