Look at the Tree

I am 5' 7". I have been told since I stopped growing1 that I am short.

I am not short.

The tallest person in my family after me is 5' 1". I am six inches taller than anyone else in my family.

I am tall.

When someone tells me I am short, (s)he is not looking at the tree with the proper perspective.

1: Stopped growing up. I'm still growing out.