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Seeing the world through the eyes of the vertically gifted requires a change of perspective. So grab your stepladders and prepare to walk a mile in shoes that are way too big for you.

1. When you’re tall, you don’t really need a name. You are just tall.

20 things only tall people will understand

2. In photographs, you’re either just a head, or headless.

Deuce

3. It’s hard to be inconspicuous, especially on the dance floor.

Conan

4. The things you love often look ridiculous in your hands. “I’m just going to do a tiny solo.”

Lebron

5. And sometimes even the people you love.

Mini-Me

6. Everyone is certain that you do, or did, or ought to have played basketball.

Basketball

7. Shotgun is a cruel, manipulative and injurious game created by short people.

Simpsons

8. The first person you see when you walk into a room full of people is the other freakishly long specimen standing in the corner. The good news is that if you do meet them, they likely won’t comment on your height for at least a couple minutes.

Kiss

9. Vince Vaughn: Worst. Spokesman. Ever.

Vince

10. What is this? A shoe for ants?!

Elf

11. Our spirit animal is not a giraffe, ipso facto. We may also be ostriches, moose or any predatory bird. Ostrich. “And just because Usain Bolt is tall, doesn’t mean we can all run like that.”

Ostrich

12. You’ve only ever known the one side of the piggyback.

Piggyback

13. When people say, “How’s the air up there?” and you smile and nod, while, inside, you die a little more each time. Cue fake laughter.

Fake Laugh

14. It’s true. If we wanted, we could watch you go to the bathroom.

Friends

15. Basements suites are out of the question.

Bump

16. In fact, head clearance is almost always an issue.

Giraffe

17. Kids think you’re a super hero.“Superhero name: Tall Man. Height: 4 meters. Super Power: See height.”

Kid

18. Hugs are awkward.

Shaq

19. You can’t sleep just anywhere. Arguments that ensue could result from this: “Why do I always have to be big spoon?”

Couch

20. But, at least you haven’t been carded since you were 11 years old.

McLovin