Three Score Years and Ten has for centuries been considered as the average life expectancy before, to quote William Shakespeare, one was expected to "shuffle off this mortal coil"
Not so, if you are to believe current life expectancy estimates recently issued by the UK's Department of Work and Pensions.They say that something like 17% of 10.6 million people will live to celebrate their 100th birthdays. That's an incredible 1 in 5 of us are expected to live to the ripe old age of 5 score years!
Great news of course if all things were equal. However, with the current state of the economy and the pressures on pensions, the job market, the NHS etc., nothing is even close to being 'equal'.
With up to a third of private sector workers not having company pensions. With millions of older people without savings or investment.
In fact, spending something like a third of one's life in retirement can only increase the enormous strain on 'the system' and life as we know it.
In truth, it's the Government, the so called 'nanny state' that has helped increase these pressures! How, I hear you ask?
Well if the state had not issued free statins to reduce cholesterol levels, thus dramatically reducing the countries levels of heart attacks and they had not banned smoking in public areas, resulting in more people than ever quitting smoking, avoiding smoking related illness, we wouldn't be facing such longevity in the first place!!
Now people are facing having their planned retirement delayed until age 70 and beyond! Imagine, 19 and 20 year old's vying for employment in the job market alongside 65, 70 and even 80 year olds? The mind boggles. We have enough problems with ageism thus far but that prospect is mind blowing.
What on earth do my rantings and ravings have to do with Hair Transplant Surgery, you may ask? Well let me tell you.
When I was a kid, I remember my old man telling me, "Mal, it's not a crime to be broke – but it is a crime to look broke". In the present climate, he may well have told me, "Mal, it's not a crime to be old – but it is a crime to look old".
The fact is, hair or more to the point, the lack of hair can make an enormous difference to one's self esteem, self confidence and self image.
Losing one's hair is ageing, very much so.
You can have excellent health in old age but in an era were appearance and self image can play a key role in how one handles old age, having baldness reversed can make an enormous difference to one's self esteem and self confidence.
Would you really like to live to be 100?
Now that the UK government has recently announced that life expectancy for one in five is expected to climb to the 100 mark, What does this mean for you?
For those with premature balding at an early age, it means that we'll have 30 or 40 more years of looking old before your time.
As you will read from my current newsletter, I'm due to visit the UK for home consultations on a regular basis.
Being close to (the current) retirement age, I consider myself a pretty good example of someone who has reversed the ageing process by reversing my own hair loss problem.
So let me offer you the same opportunity. Just read through my newsletter 'One to One Home Consultations and then let me know if you too would like to follow suit and prolong your youthful appearance by doing something about your own hair loss problem.