Last week I saw this movie “102 Not Out”.
It stars 2 of the best actors in Indian cinema Mr Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Rishi Kapoor. It’s a very sweet story about a 102 year old father and his 75 year old son.
The son has lost his interest in doing anything in his life while the father is still active over the age of 100. It is an extremely sweet movie which I would recommend everyone to watch.
The movie got me thinking on how this person would have lived his life from retirement, which in India is typically at age 58, for another 40 + years.
For sure he must have had enough Investments that could last him for 40 years of zero regular income.
The average age that an Indian is approaching 70, what that means is for every 38 years of working life the average Indian will now have to survive without the facility of a regular income help him through those next 10-15 years
Given that medical expenses and medical inflation are at such high levels you really need to think how will you survive without asking for any assistance from your children
There are very few things which are inflation proof and especially for an economy which is growing so rapidly and looks to become the third largest economy in the next 15 to 20 years, inflation pressures will always be very high.
So you need to think in terms of what are your investments and what kind of returns will they give you for you to survive for those years when you don’t have a regular stream of income and still have the will to enjoy like Amitabh Bachchan in 102 not out. You need to celebrate life not live a life of drudgery.
Tell next time