It is a strange adventure — the adventure of being very tall — and in its essence it comes to have a singular and instinctive humanity. In an extraordinary way, a tall man comes to know things about the world as other people do not, cannot, know them. And the reason for this is mainly in the purely fortuitous quality of a tall man’s difference from average humanity. In no respect, save in respect to his unusual height, is a tall man different from other men. In no way is he less his brother’s brother, or his father’s son. In fact — astonishing as that fact may seem — the overwhelming probability is that a tall man never thinks of being tall, never realizes indeed, that he is tall until other people remind him of his height.

–Thomas Wolfe, Gulliver: The Story of a Tall Man.