Who decided that you’re supposed to push down your cuticles? That’s just the most random thing in the world to me. I do not understand that at all.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve picked at my fingernails. I don’t bite them. Just pick at them. So they’re in awful awful shape, raggedy, jagged and torn down really low. That’s part of the reason I’ll never be a great guitarist. Because my fingernails are so low, I don’t have enough support to do hard bends. Makes me kind of sad.