My dog is a beer hound!
I had earlier iterations of long hair in my high school days too. In the late '70s-'80s I was a carpenter and shorter hair seemed a safer-easier style for the work.
My Mom's dental hygienist suggested to me that I donate my hair to Locks Of Love. They make wigs for kids who have cancer. She grows hers out, donates it and grows it out again. A fine idea and something I would certainly support. Better than tossing it in the trash. There was something in her tone that rubbed me the wrong way though.
Next visit, six months later, she brought it up again and pushed it harder with comments about how long hair is a PITA when it gets so long. It isn't to me, when it's in the way I throw it down the back of my shirt. Her attitude really annoyed me that time.
Then my cousin came out here for a visit with his wife. 0bama 2012 sticker on their car. The first thing she said to me was that I should donate my hair to Locks Of Love. She is a nurse so I could see how two health care workers have that in mind. But the bigger connection was that they're both (hygienist and cousin's wife) 0bamaBot libs. The attitude was clear to me; I had something they thought someone else deserved more than I do. When I saw that that was how their minds were ticking it really burned me up.
Don't get me wrong; I couldn't think of a better reason to cut my hair or a better thing to do with it. When I cut it that's where it will go if LoL wants it. Afterward I might even go to a barber and say "high and tight, Marine Corps style." Hasn't been that short since I was 8 yrs old. But to see that attitude of "you should give what you have to someone else" makes me sick. Friggin' liberals can't even wait until I'm shipped off to a camp to start picking over my body and possessions for 'the greater good!'