How short do you have to be to be a midget ?
Recently, I cam across a great website ChaCha you can type
anything and get an answer.
It says you have to be 4'10" or under to be considered a midget. Personally, I'm not sure how tall a midget should be and different people have different opinion about it.
Also, why do we have to call people "midgets", why don't we have just short people and tall people. If short people are midgets, then how would you call a tall person? There isn't a such term as "giant" yet...about tall people. In America maybe some very short people would be considered a midget but in other countries like Mexico, China, Japan and etc, 4'10" maybe would be considered a normal height.
My mother in law is only 5'0" tall, so she is not a midget but very close to it, I will ask her if there are any short people in the family too.
Tall people complain so often about the attention they get for being tall, but short people probably get as many comments if not even more...
More about short people
I will try to write about short people too, because we all have the same problem. Tall or short, we all get attention and comments about height. Being too tall and being too short is very similar in the concept of it and how society treats us.
Many short men admire tall women and love tall women too.
So, we have more similar than different about height and the way we feel.
I think midget are even more rare than tall people. I met some very tall people in my life but I can't remember if I ever saw a midget. I saw midgets on tv, but in real life I didn't meet them so often.
Being a midget it would be even more challenge in every day life than for a very tall person. It would be hard to reach to anything, would be hard to drive a car, shop in a supermarket and etc...
There are very interesting similarities and differences in being very short or very tall person.