A New Year, A New Look

Winter break is winding down, the new year has been rung in, and we all get to hear the general overhaul of standard resolutions…loose weight, eat healthier, quit smoking, save more money, drink less and so on. I have been thinking about several resolutions for a while and will make a post about some later, but since I have been home I have been nagged by my dad to cut my hair. I had been growing it out for just under 2 years, went abroad with it, adapted to the flow, but upon instinct decided it had to go. I figured that since this coming semester is my last and I will be in a full fledge job hunt, I would be more appealing to employers with a clean cut.

I fell a few inches short of Locks for Love and Wigs for Kids donations, but am making sure some cancer patient or local hospital will accept my hair. The reason I had held off to cutting it off is because I wanted to donate it for a good cause. I won’t let the national non-profits hold me back. I also came to peace with the decision thanks to snowboarder, skateboarder and X-Games gold winner Shaun White. When you think of Shaun White, you immediately think of his long, red locks. His hair defined him. However, he decided to cut and donate his as well, which I found on via YouTube, and made my decision a lot easier!

My brother John, who’s hair is also very long and also tried to help me ignore sales pitches on getting mine cut, had sent me an email a while back about hair and the nervous system. It is a rather interesting article and I hope you read to the end! “Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved “feelers” or “antennae” that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brainstem, the limbic system, and the neocortex.

Not only does hair in people, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment.

With the usual enticements, the U.S. Military, enlisted some Indian trackers. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.

Serious causalities and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found: When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer ’sense’ the enemy, they could no longer access a ’sixth sense’ , their ’intuition’ no longer was reliable, they couldn’t ’read’ subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Here is a typical test: The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed ’enemy’ approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible. So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long.”

Oh well.

(Read the article in full here).

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