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How tall are you? What is best height for humans? Whenever I travel to other countries, I see people in some places are tall and some in some countries are short. I think Northern Europeans or the British are the tallest judging from my experience.

In an article, I have read that the most appropriate height for human beings is around 150cm for energy efficiency, consuming less resources and the global environment, Actually the bigger we are, the more we need to consume food, live in bigger houses, etc. However,150cm sounds weird , because people usually prefer tall people, and think tall people look great.

What do you think of it? Actually, I'm not asking how tall you are or the best height for good looking. Please don't misunderstand me.
Apr 22, 2019 12:03 PM
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walded, "engineering" shoudln't necessary be genetic (though genes do affect height and different nations have different height).

Obviously height depends on nutrition (perhaps also on mother's body). It is clear from how height changed since 50s here in Russia and in Korea aswell, maybe more so in Korea.

By engineering I meant any conscious effort.

As for food, currently humanity produces enough of it. Why some countries have more of it and other have less of it is another question, but we can feed everybody now, irrespectively of size.
There is famine in Congo or in Yemen once in a while. It is because of wars.

Population of many developed countries (Europe, Korea) ceased to grow. I have no idea if the same will happen with poor countries when/if they become more developed. It is possible. But IF humanity will keep growing until it can't produce enough food, then the question is: 50 billons of large hungry people or 70 billions of short hungry people. And likely due to lack of food the size will start treducing without our effort and we will have 70. But I'm not sure it is "better" to be 70 billion but short rather than 50 billion but tall.

In brief: 
- current problems of humanity are not due to lack of food.
- if the grows continues, smaller size may lead to larger quantity of humans.

April 23, 2019
Victor,
Yes, the average height has been determined by each races environment. Tall or short isn't a problem of superiority.

The example in Stalin's prison is very impressive and interesting. ^^

Phil,
It sounds interesting that my question reminds you of Procrustean's bed in Greek myth.^^
April 23, 2019

The ideal height is the one at which you can reach the top cabinet.

April 23, 2019

My height is 160 cm.

 I really love that I'm tall. And my family see me as a tall girl. LOL!

April 22, 2019

I'm 5 ft 2 inches tall (158 cm) and I think that I'm relatively short

If you're asking about my opinion, a nice height for a girl would be somewhere between 5'4 to 5'8 (163 to 172 cm)

while a nice height for a boy wold be somewhere between 5'10 to 6'2 (177 cm to 187 cm)

April 22, 2019
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