Boom! You all have to learn from this

You know I don’t like to lead you on. I know that going bald is not easy. Hell, it is one of the most challenging things a guy can face, especially if he finds himself in the years of his youth. That is why I found this talk from Patrick Stewart so inspiring. It is a talk that any guy who is dealing with male pattern baldness should listen to. I don’t think there is a better pairing of words that we could expect from another human being as bald guys. Without further adieu, check it out:

Ok, so what did you think? Feel free to sound off in the comments. You know that my mind is already made up. We need encouragement all the time. Regardless of where you are at with your hair or whatever other physical feature you may have doubts about. The bottom line is that we need encouragement. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that we can’t all have the best physical features or 500 girls pining after us. But hey, who wants to deal with that mess anyway. It’s much better to have to work for it. The reward is greater and you know that it is genuine. It is not by the chance of genetics, it is by the real effort of personality. This is what shines through and this is what matters. Don’t fall for any of that stuff in the magazines, this is real talk and everyone can learn from it.

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Yes, I’m bald. So what?

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Yes, it’s true. You can practically see your reflection if you stare at the top of my head. It’s a barren wasteland coated in a thin layer of oil, a result of natural secretions that continue despite the fact I no longer have any hair there. No combover for me, though, just the lowest setting on your conventional barbershop clippers.

You see, I spent years trying to pretend I wasn’t going bald. I did everything I could to put off the harsh reality that I was losing my hair. I even tried treatments like propecia – boy, that was a huge mistake – and herbal supplements. I pretty much did everything short of getting hair transplant surgery, which I still maintain I would never do, but who knows, maybe I would if the procedure actually didn’t cost a year’s salary and if it didn’t involve a rather brutal and bloody operating room scene.

Anyway, where was I? Oh, right, I spent years covering it up. Well, that can only go on for so long. At some point, you will have nowhere to turn. Your bald head will have triumphed and there won’t be anything you can do to hide it. Everyone knows a guy with a combover is bald and in these days of intense media criticism, we often know when a celebrity is going bald at the slightest indication of a receding hairline (just look at Lebron James).

So what did I do if I didn’t stop my hair loss and I couldn’t hide it any longer? The answer can be found in the video below:

It wasn’t quite salvation, but shaving my head has lifted me to another plane of existence. If that sounds dramatic, then I know for a fact you aren’t a balding guy who has decided to give up your hair and embrace baldness. If you were, then you would know exactly what I am talking about. As a side note, any bald guys who do know what I’m talking about, feel free to chime in down in the comments – strength in numbers is a real thing and if we are serious about changing perceptions, it has to start with a united effort.

This is the first post of many on this site, and while it will be mostly about me, I hope I can share a few things that everyone will find useful, whether they are bald or not. In the end, what I have discovered is that confidence is what matters. It’s not appearance. Maybe it is for women, but that’s not my affair. I’m here to talk to guys about how we can live more fulfilling lives. I hope you’ll stick around for the rest.