Very few in this world believe grey hair is a sign of wisdom because the majority thinks grey hair is a sign of old age. If you have to guess a person’s age by looking at his/her grey hair, more often than not you may be wrong because grey hair can set in even at the age of 30 plus and by the time he/she is fifty, it may be difficult to find a single strand of black hair! However the phenomenon like baldness mostly depends on genetic factors and you can’t do a thing about it, especially in the case of the latter.
Again, I always believed in growing old naturally and I fall in the category where a person starts ‘growing old ‘ during early thirties, and I can wholly attribute it to my genes because my mother would say when she got married at 12 or so, my father who was six years older already boasted of a few strands of grey hair. I noticed by the time he was in his thirties he did not have a single strand of black hair and he would apply Loma which made his hair turn into a blend of yellow and moss green! Thereafter he thought it wise to leave it alone and as a result the manufacturers of this wonderful dye ended up having one loyal client less.
If I were to choose between looking years older due to my grey hair or looking wise because of it , I would opt for the second but sometimes it amuses me when people mistake me for a parent of someone who is my own age !
I am familiar with the advertisement ‘sisters?-no mother and daughter’ but now I think I should reverse it and say’ mother and daughter? –no sisters ‘ when two women of the same age are clothed in a salwarkamiz and a sari . I need not tell you what the advertisement tries to convey.