I put some of these details in one of my other questions where I asked if it's possible that I could still grow. But now I want to know how I can just accept my height the way it is. I'm 17 (turning 18 in October), I'm 5'1 and I've been this height since I was about 14. I find it quite hard to accept my height because I want to be shorter, maybe 4'11. I think shortness is cute but I don't feel short enough. I have a friend who's about 4'8 and I'm kind of envious of that. Because she knows I want to be shorter she'll sometimes jokily rub it in my face and be like 'I'm shorter than you!'. Sometimes people also tell me I'm tall as a joke since they know I don't like it, but it's still quite upsetting. When people say I'm short it makes me happy and I take it as a compliment. My family think I'm too short but they also pray that I'll grow taller, so I pray that I won't because I don't want to. But if I absolutely had to grow, my maximum would be 5'2 or 5'3 as anything above that is too tall for me personally. People think I'm weird for this, but I just think I'd be cuter at a short height and I worry that I will grow. It does seem weird though since I'm not even average height and a lot of people my height want to be taller! How can I just accept my height?
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Hi, I answered your other question too (I'm the one with the friend who's also 5'1"). I'll just tell you what I tell everyone, including myself. Height is relative. If you surround yourself with people my height (I'm almost a foot taller than you lol) you'll feel shorter, I guarantee it. All my really close friends are around your height and I feel like a giant around them (I had to take off my heels when we took our prom photos together, sorry that's not really relevant...haha). Anyway, I recently made friends with another group of girls I met online who are all on the tall end of the spectrum and when I hang out with them I feel normal sized. Good luck to you, you short person. :)1