My razor beckons as society approaches ‘peak beard’

IMG_1387My timing was never very good. After years of growing “playoff beards” for coaching hockey, only to shave them immediately afterwards to keep peace at home, I finally said, I want I it, I’ll do it and grew one (technically, a goatee) about four months ago.

According to Darwinian evolution, however, so many of us have gone fuzzy that society is approaching “peak beard.” The key consequence is that, evolutionarily speaking, now a beard is less attractive to the wily female. In other words, I’m not only late for the party, but I’m also showing up ugly too.

So now I have to go through another bout of angst whether to give in and shave the damn thing. Man, life is so hard

About Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor is a golf and mental performance coach, an award-winning writer, and Head Coach of the University of Guelph golf team. He is the recipient of the 2020 Lorne Rubenstein Media Award, given by Golf Ontario. He is author of The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story, and co-host of the Swing Thoughts podcast with Howard Glassman. And he plays bass in CID—a punk band!

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