My beard is quite bushy now. Sometimes I really like it, but other times I don't. With gray hairs splashed here and there on my chin and face, I fear I look old. Trimming those tell tale signs right out my beard must be done on a daily basis.
The downside to having a beard is that the scruffier look hides my trademark youthful innocence and purity. My friends ask, "Where oh where has the sweet-as-pie Brett gone?" I reply back, "I kicked his ass to the curb! Grr..."
With the rugged "Daddy" look going on, I can admit that my beard has given me a sense of empowerment. I have become much more aggressive. It is now not uncommon for me to bark orders at others and subject them to my will.
This is my quandary: do I stay in a MASC/BUTCH mode where I may kick your ass or do I go back to my sweet, innocent, and youthful former self? Hmm...