Longevity is no longer a novelty; it’s becoming an expectation
Since King George V started the custom in 1917, British monarchs send congratulatory letters to British and Commonwealth subjects when they reach their 100th birthday. In 1952, when Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, she sent out 255 such messsages. By 2014, the number had skyrocketed to over 7,000. And the Queen narrowly missed hitting that landmark herself.
As more and more people reach 100, it’s clear that more and more people expect to reach 100. And expect others to reach 100.Just as one example,,,