Posted September 01, 2018 09:47:14A friend of mine told me this story recently.
She was walking home in the morning and saw that I had a new haircut.
She said, “You’ve got a really good haircut, Thomas.”
“I like it.”
“That’s what people think.”
“Well, how do I do it better?”
I didn’t really know what to say.
I was a little embarrassed, I wasn’t used to people complimenting me.
I had been told a few times that people would say I had nice hair, but it didn’t feel like that to me.
It was just a different style of hair.
I felt like it was really important to me to know how people felt about my hair, so I had one of those moments where I said, Hey, let me try to do something a little different for a while.
I’ve been doing it for a few years now and I started doing it to my friends, and I think that it’s really helped them feel better about their hair.
I started saying things like, “Hey, that’s not the hair that I normally have.
That’s not what I usually wear.
Let me try something different,” and people were like, I’m not really sure if I should tell you that.
And I’m like, you can tell me.
And they’re like, no, you don’t have to tell me that.
But I think it’s helped me, it’s made me feel like, You know what?
I can actually do something different for myself, because I don’t want to be in the same situation that everyone else is in.
That I have to try to be the best friend they’ve ever had.
I guess I just want to keep going with that.
Maybe it’s a new direction, maybe it’s not.
It’s something that I’m willing to try, that I want to try and make people feel good about their haircuts.