Short men have always had a tougher row to hoe than their taller fellows. It can be frustrating to be picked last for the pick-up basketball game, to feel like you’re overlooked when walking into a party, and to struggle to see your favorite band at a concert.
And then there are those studies that say that tall men are perceived as more powerful and better leaders, are more desirable to women, and make more money. First, while height may give men a leg up in the race for success, there are always exceptions to the rule.
And second, while there isn’t much you can do, short of gruesomely lengthening your bones, to physically increase your height, there are ways to appear taller.