The answer seems fairly obvious to those who already sport amazing man-tastic beards but for others some explaining is required. Have you seen some of the people who have beards? They are ultimately some of the coolest people on the planet, and did I mention that the ladies seem to dig it?
Everybody loves a guy with a beard. It is impossible not to see some dude walking down the street with a beard and thinking “man, that guy must be really cool.” Even if you are not cool, you can look cool! If you have a baby face this is the perfect opportunity to show the world what you’ve got. There is nothing more awesome than a beard. Period. Here are some of the most common (and essential) reasons why you should stop being a big baby and just grow that beard already.
Great Men throughout History with Awesome Beards
First, let’s take a minute to talk about some of the awesome beards in history. Some of them include rock stars, fictional dudes, and various different types of men from history. From Santa Clause to Jesus himself, it is hard to doubt the coolness of the beard even if you want to.
Those dudes from ZZ Top have beards. Some of the longest, coolest beards I have ever laid eyes on. No matter how old those guys get as long as they have their beards and their guitars they will never be forgotten.
Santa Clause. Yes, he’s “fictional” but he is one of the most popular people in the entire world, “fictional” or not. He has a lot of power and he is able to fly around in a sleigh above the world and deliver gifts, so everybody loves him. I am sure he has gotten a cookie crumb or two stuck in that beard.
One of the greatest songwriters of all time, John Lennon had a beard later in his career. He is missed not only for his ability to write amazing songs with the Beatles, but for his ability to grow awesome beards.
Forrest Gump. Even though he is a fictional character, wasn’t Forrest much cooler after he ran across the country and had that crazy long hair with beard to match? At least I thought so.
Jesus has a beard. I don’t think this needs any explaining.
Various Other Reasons to Grow a Beard
Ok, as if the cool dudes with beards list above wasn’t enough to get you to toss out your razors then maybe you need some more encouragement. There are so many reasons why beards are a necessity, so let’s discuss some, shall we?
The chicks dig it, yo. It is an absolutely fact that women love a guy with a big bushy beard. Whether it is well-kempt or a complete mess of a rat’s nest on your face, she will love it. It makes you look manly, the ladies like manly. A man with a beard can easily scare away all the creepy dudes. For real.
It is cheaper to have a beard. No more spending money on razors and shaving cream and all that other nonsense. Think of the money you will save simply by being awesome. When you have to by replacement razors you probably look at the price and lose your mind. Just be awesome.
Ever get short on cash and need to rob a bank? Growing a beard is a great disguise, no one will ever suspect a thing. I’m kidding. Sort of.
Having a beard gives you an excuse to be very lazy. It gives you an extra 20 minutes of sleep. By growing a beard you are being given the gift of time! Even though it takes time to grow it, by the time it is in full crazy mode you won’t have to worry about getting up early to groom. Apparently you can rob banks and be lazy. Good day for you!
Let’s face the reality of the beard. Men who have long beards appear to be wiser, do they not? It is almost as if a beard is a sign of you having been around the block a few times. This kind of goes along with the idea that women dig beards. They also like dudes who are smart, or at least appear to be smart, at least.
You will be glad you grew a beard if you live in an area where it gets crazy cold. The beard will keep your face warm. Who needs a scarf? You have a beard so you will be cozy all winter long.
Beards are very manly. Football players, rock stars, even Jesus has a beard. It gives you a sense of manliness that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. If you have a baby face then this is your chance to turn yourself into a real man…fast!
The Beard vs The Mustache
The only mustache that is cooler than a beard is Magnum P.I’s mustache. It was cool, well-groomed, and gives the beard a run for its money. I hesitate when I say this because ultimately how could one mustache be cooler than all the beards in the world? Well, I guess it isn’t. But Magnum P.I was pretty cool, right?
Look, there is nothing wrong with a good looking ‘stache. If you can pull it off then by all means do it. But there is something about the beard that is a bit more rugged and manly. If you grow the mustache wrong then it ends up looking like a porn-stache. With a beard you don’t have to worry about that. You can just let it grow and grow until gets all bushy and awesome. Nobody is going to care because your beard is tremendous. So beards are better, but facial hair in general is pretty trendy. But trendy isn’t always manly, and those girls really do love a rugged and manly looking dude.