Have you ever been forced to shave your beard? It sucks, doesn't it? It is like a feeling of lost control, like someone has power over you. I talk about the emotional aspects of dealing with someone telling you how to keep your image and then how to also deal with the loss of your beard.
The beauty having a beard is that it grows back, in addition to that being a beardsman doesn't depend on the length of your beard. It's held within you - so if you have a 2 week beard, a 2 month beard, or no beard you can still be a beardsman.