David (6’1″ tall,) former UH basketball coach Bob Nash, Sr. (6’8″ tall), and me (5’1″ tall).
I thought you might get a kick out of that photo just to show you the discrepancy in height. It was taken in 2010 when alumni were given a tour of the University of Hawaii campus. David and I are UH alumni.
Anyway, I have always been impressed with tall men. I think they have the advantage in moving up the ladder to success, because we normally equate height with power. Of course, there are exceptions. Many doctors are short as are many attorneys. But, in general, tall men have the advantage over short men.
I remember applying for a job as a flight attendant in 1968, the year I graduated from UH. I thought that this would be an easy way to see the world. But, after my height was measured, I was told I was too short to be a flight attendant. Damn! I was devastated! Nevertheless, I went on to circle the world by myself and lived to write about it in newspaper columns, books, and radio commentaries.
Tall or short, one still needs a brain to accomplish anything worthwhile.