I watched this programme last night, sometimes TV can be so insightful, I’m not a big fan of dramas but anything reality always has me hooked because it gives you a view that is different from yours, whether its the people, the place they are from or just the way they interact with each other, it’s always great viewing but ultimately I think it’s the psychologist in me who just loves any kind of social experiments because that’s all it is, a bit like that Jim Carrey movie ‘The Truman Show’ but far less obvious.
Anyway, the programme titled ‘The Real Marigold Hotel’ sees a group of older very well-known people visit India to see what retirement abroad could offer them. Apart from generally good viewing, what striked me was how lost a few of them were, to be in your 60s or 70s and still suffer from lack of direction, anxiety, stress and fear, these are all feelings none of us want to experience when we’re older, so it makes sense to deal with them now. It also made me feel quite grateful that us as the younger generation not only have the older people to learn from but also so many more resources to help ourselves. Everyday we read articles about health and healing on Facebook, see spiritual quotes on Instagram and listen to positive podcasts on our iPhones. We are so lucky that finding our way and bringing peace into our life is something that is so much easier nowadays, so if you find yourself now, you’ll be doing the future you a favor but remember only we can take this decision and make this happen!
If your interested in watching the first episode of this very interesting programme, you can watch it on BBC here:The Real Marigold Hotel