Why Beards Are Timeless And Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think On YouTube

Beards have been around for as long as time and YouTube was only founded in 2005. If YouTube was a man, it would only be starting to think about the possibilities of growing a beard or developing a moustache. This isn’t to ridicule YouTube. It has had a massive impact in just over a decade but equally, no one should be worrying too much about the varied opinions that pop up on the platform.

There are many positive aspects to YouTube but for every wonderful thing, there is likely to be a negative issue or element. For every brilliant tutorial or cat video, there is someone mouthing off in an ill-informed manner. Sadly, a lot of people take YouTube comments and rants at face value and being something worthy of your time. Quite often, they are worth nothing.

So, returning to your beard, if you like it, that is pretty much all you must worry about. Your boss may have an opinion on it, your parents may have something to say about it, and your significant other may raise a thing or two about it, but that’s about it. Even then, in the modern day, you’re as likely to find that your boss has a beard or moustache of their own, your parents may well be cool about it and of course, beards are as sexy as fu..full-time in a game when you have beaten your derby rivals, so it’s all good on that score too.

Not everyone loves beards, so what?

So, if beards are timeless, you love them and the small band of people whose opinion may influence your life have no problem with them, why do idiotic comments from clean-shaven pipsqueaks on YouTube affect so many of us?

To be honest, we are only human. We also know that growing a beard is a choice and if we are being honest, we’ve all had moments where we’ve questioned whether growing a beard is the right decision to make in life. There is nothing wrong with wavering over growing a beard or not. Just think about how much time you can spend choosing between shirts or what shoes to wear and suddenly the amount of time you spend on your beard becomes much more manageable.

Focus on the positive comments, not the negative remarks

These YouTube comments hit at fears or concerns that we already have about beards and our appearance. Even if we receive 100 compliments a day on our beard, it is the one or two negative comments that get under our skin and make us question whether we are doing the right thing.

However, when you get to the reasons that people criticise or insult people with beards, you will find the following factors:

  • They have no taste or style
  • They are unable to grow a beard and therefore are jealous of those who can
  • They have been hurt so much in life that they can only lash out at others
  • They’re bored and are keen to get any reaction

 Wen you think about these reasons, you can start to put criticism and insults into perspective. The notion that someone who you don’t know and who you have never met has an opinion that matters to you is laughable. So, keep going on YouTube because there is so much to enjoy on the platform but if you find yourself reading negative comments about beards and moustaches, then stop and think if these opinions matter, they don’t.

If we listened to every insult, criticism, negative comment or stupid remark, we’d never have started Beardspunk and we certainly wouldn’t still be around today. However, when you learn to take it on the chin, you can move beyond these negative comments and at the end of the day, you’re the one with a fabulous beard and they’re the ones sat at home moaning on the internet. You win.

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