The Short of It
In between running from meeting to meeting (again!), networking event to networking event (again!) and spending a delightful weekend in NJ/Croton on Hudson (woohoo!), I read this article about short people in the New York Times. It was uplifting and pointed out successful short people through out history. I much preferred this to the counter argument, that short people are more likely to commit crimes because they are less successful. So thank you! Me and my 5ft 1 1/2 inch self will be more assertive, take pleasure in the fact that I'm usually in front, always have enough space in an airplane seat, and am just as likely to succeed as my taller counter parts. But yes, I'll still seek out that taller guy regardless.
In any case, I highly recommend you read both article. I think there's something to be said for subtle factors influencing success or crime rates. It's a very touchy subject but one that should be addressed non the less. Once I start reading about genetic traits influencing someone's livelihood, I start thinking about the movie Gattaca. It all goes back to that movie and the idea of genetic perfection. Just some Wednesday food for thought.