SURVIVORS !? and what matters

Posted by Sue on Sep 21, 2007  

I am writing at the moment about SURVIVORS- yes the show. For me this IS a question that relates to the world of stuff and balance and sanity. Thought I would post it here – after a long time of not writing. I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions…

This is my question.

In the midst of a master mind session the other day I got on the topic of REAL struggles and how it’s a long time wish of mine that the SURVIVORS show would give their teams challenges which if solved would make a difference in the world!

It drives me crazy (when I put my attention there) that all that money and energy are not channelled to solve something like some problem in Bangladesh or Sudan or where-ever. What if the teams were given real world problems — to solve. The same million dollar reward for the winner but at least a struggle that NEEDS to be resolved.

Decided to see if any of you have connections which would help my idea along. – as in – who do you know who knows someone who knows someone who might catch hold of the idea.



While I do not know anyone who can help push your idea forward, I admire your concept. Unfortunately, a lot of reality shows seem to be more interested in generating profit. They must be afraid that tackling such heavy topics would lose them a large part of the audience. After all, don’t people usually watch these shows in order to entertain themselves and forget about problems for a while?

October 17th, 2007 | 12:21 pm

Thanks for your response Jen! “Tis a puzzlement”
People watch Grey’s Anatomy — all about the problems in a hospital/and watch movies about wars and all kind of violence as entertainment. Also people watch CLEAN SWEEP and others of that genre about getting a chaotic space organized … real life problems as entertainment.
I’m not quite sure why a made up problem (who can cling to a pole for the longest number of hours) is more entertaining than a weekly show/contest about tackling a heavy problem would be… still seems that someone could make it work.

October 17th, 2007 | 2:50 pm
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