For purposes of this thread, I’ll define short as 4 foot 6 inches and tall as 7 feet tall.
I’m 6’ tall and ISTM that being a foot taller would be an absolute nightmare. I drive with my car seat scooted all the way back. My head almost touches the roof of my pickup. It’s usually uncomfortable in the back seat of most vehicles. I don’t see how people a foot taller than me do it. Nothing except for basketball rims is built for them. All clothes would have to be special ordered or made. Having to duck going through every single doorway would suck so much.
Of course, being extremely short is no picnic either. My wife is 5’ tall and I have to reach things for her quite often. We keep stepladders all around the house. She has to drive very close to the steering wheel and that can’t be good. If she were 6” shorter, I don’t know how she’d do it. Clothes wouldn’t be as difficult to buy since children’s sizes would be available. Dress clothes would be more problematic. There’s also public perception. Our society tends to favor the tall over the short.
So if you had to choose, would rather be 4’6” or 7’ tall?