Youthful ignorance. This series is going to do its best to expose the folly of my twenties which culminated in a lot of ignorance. I digress. Something I couldn't comprehend or fathom in, particularly, my early twenties was a receding hairline or premature balding. Especially if it happened to someone in their twenties or even younger. Needless to say, I teased and made fun of gentlemen who experienced this process. I was ignorant, not knowing that a receding hairline is caused by a number of reasons, hereditary, genetic, shaving one's hair too much, etc.
I know better now. Especially after witnessing many gentlemen who wear a receding hairline with pride. And in the process appear stylish and confident. I can't say the same for myself though. When my hair grows out and the barber shop is out of reach, I have to grin and bear the fact that I'm putting together a presentable outfit however my hair is not presentable. And I go through this often. I've conversed with other bloggers regarding this process and most of them have embraced it as a new look and also a welcome change. I, have not reached that stage yet. I still wish for a full head of hair. With hair I'd be able to exepriment with different looks. Needless to say my receding hairline has precluded me from any kind of experiments involving hair.
Maybe I am far from embracing my redecing hairline. Especially when I look at my friends and realise that none of them are losing hair. Even worse, my father doesn't have a receding hairline. Therefore I'm forced to conclude that this could be the result of cutting my hair too much or my eating habits I don't know. I feel my best when I am bald and my beard has been neatly trimmed. However this is a time consuming process in itself. Maybe if I learnt how to cut and shave my own hair, then I wouldn't be so reluctant to do it at times. In time I know I'll learn to appreciate and also impart some knowledge about a receding hairline. However right now I am still grappling with the issue. Experience has taught me that I'm fortunate not to have lived during the time of Elisha the prophet. However I can picture some young ignorant boys unwittingly teasing me saying, " Sir, is your hairline receding..? Or is it visiting the top of your head for a little party..?"
PG: Man to man, generation to generation.