After growing his beard all Movember, the only man in town still with a beard went to his Barber.
The man told his Barber that as far as he was concerned, he was happy to keep his beard. However, since he was under much pressure from family and friends to cut it, he wanted advice on how to respond to them.
His Barber expounded on the health and societal virtues of growing a full beard, and suggested that he explain them to those who questioned him.
“However, there is another reason to grow a beard,” his Barber added. “Plutarch tells of an ancient Laconian whose luxuriant white whiskers compelled everyone's attention.‘Why the long, white whiskers?’ he asked. His reply was: ‘because the continuous sight of my white beard inspires me to do nothing unworthy of it.’ So you see,” the barber explained, “Sometimes a man could be in a store, and pick up something inappropriate. When he remembers his beard, he will feel embarrassed, and immediately put it down.”
The man almost fainted. He later related, “That situation exactly happened to me a few weeks ago...”
In case you need some more reasons, here are 10 reasons to keep your beard.
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