If anything, other people talk to me about my beard way more than I talk about it to them. I only bring it up to close friends/family when I get some new product or am trying some different style or something. Both of which are pretty rare. And into the forest, I go to lose my mind and find my soul shirt. I have a friend who is a bit obsessive about his beard, but otherwise pretty tolerable. One time some friends and I (including the bearded friend) went to the Renaissance Festival and there was some stupid beard collective booth and my friend wanted to check it out so I went with him. They were all wearing stupid shirts like “real men have beards” and such. I don’t grow a beard. I’ve done it before, I just don’t like it. It’s not for everyone.