From Bronze Age to Boomers: How Life Expectancy Went From Meh to Magnificent

From Bronze Age to Boomers: How Life Expectancy Went From Meh to Magnificent

Imagine this: you wake up, grab your…well, probably not a latte…but maybe some gruel? Anyway, you head out for the day knowing the average person lives to be about 26. That was reality for folks in the Bronze Age. Yikes! Thankfully, things have gotten a lot better. Today, we’re looking at an average life expectancy of over 72 years. That’s a huge leap!

But why exactly are we living so much longer? It’s a complex issue, but better sanitation, advancements in medicine, and a healthier lifestyle (no more gladiatorial combat for entertainment, for example) have all contributed to our extended lifespans.

Life Expectancy: A Historical Rollercoaster

While 72 years might seem pretty good, it’s worth noting that this is a global average. Life expectancy can vary greatly depending on where and when you were born. Here’s a quick history trip:

  • 1900: The average global life expectancy was a mere 31 years old. Yikes again!
  • 1950: Things improved a bit, with the global average life expectancy jumping to 48 years.
  • Today: We’re cruising at an average of over 70 years old worldwide.

Why Consider Life Insurance, Even if You’re Young and Healthy?

Life insurance might seem unnecessary for young, healthy people, but here’s the thing: life insurance rates are based on age and health. The younger and healthier you are, the cheaper it will be. So, locking in a good rate when you’re young is a smart financial move.

Think of it as an investment in your future (and the future of your loved ones). Life insurance can provide financial security for your family in case of the unexpected.

Don’t Be Afraid to Get a Quote

Curious how much life insurance might cost you? It’s probably less than you think! Contact one of our independent life insurance agents today. They can answer your questions, get you quotes from multiple companies, and help you find a policy that fits your budget and needs. There’s no pressure, we’re simply here to help you make informed decisions about your financial future.

So, while we may not all need to live life like it’s the Bronze Age (no more gruel for breakfast!), it is smart to plan for the future. After all, with lifespans on the rise, you might be around for a while!


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