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originally posted by: droid56
Do long haired women have long hair because they want to have long hair, or because society pressures them to have long hair? Any women out there have something to say?
originally posted by: pennylemon
a reply to: droid56
Another influence would be a religious one. In these cases the hair is considered a gift and should be kept long and meant only for the eyes of the husband or immediate family.
When the prince who was to become the Buddha left his palace to seek a way beyond ageing, sickness and death, it is said that one of the first things that he did was to shave off his hair and beard and put on the yellow cloth . Buddhist monks always completely shave their head and beard, showing their commitment to the Holy Life
I used to wear my hair long (past the shoulders) until I started taking chemo for cancer treatment. After it grew back, I kept it short. It just seems pointless for me to grow it long, knowing that at any moment, it could be gone.
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha
I had cancer too and lost my hair and it was so traumatic. It is finally long again and I will never cut it!!!!!