You’ve heard the proverb “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” and might have wondered what it really means. This proverb has a deep meaning and is meant to convey that being content with what you have is better than risk what you have to get more.
We’re not exactly sure about the origin of this proverb but after doing some cursory research it seems that this proverb has its roots in falconry, a trained bird being an extremely valuable asset for its owner. Even today, trained hunting falcons are bought and sold at extremely high prices.
So what does all this have to do with your beard of lack of it? Over the years we’ve seen many comments from both newbies and veteran growers lamenting the fact that their beard is “not perfect.”
In their mind they have this image of a beard so perfect, not even one hair is out of place, not even when you’re skydiving! This is unfortunately a very incorrect understanding of what a beard really is.
You have to decide are you growing a beard only if its going to be perfect? Well, then you have a 1 in a take-your-pick number chance of hitting the bulls eye.
But you say there the new growth itch, the coarse beard hair and all those issues that often stop men in their tracks before that first hair sprouts. Agreed, there are many issues that need to be addressed but these are issues that there are solutions for. For example, you can get a beard softener to make the coarse, hard beard hair softer and easier to comb and groom.
If you are having difficulty keeping the beard in place or need an ingrown hair tweezer then there are beard grooming products that can help you address that aspect as well.
But if you have that perfect beard image in your head and will not accept anything less than that, then its going to be difficult to convince you to accept something less than that. Beards are handsome, manly and give your face a focal point – regardless of the fact that a few strands go here and there. Think of it that way and it will be easier to grow.
That’s why we say: “A beard on your face is worth two in your dreams!” so that you are content with what you have and grow it – instead of dreaming about an unattainable perfection that is like those two birds hiding in the bush.
Not worth holding on and dreaming that you will finally grow your beard when you think it will turn out perfect. That day might never come and you’ll be full of regrets. Bottom line: be content with your beard and let it grow.