#LLL06: Preparing for a 100 year life :
As part of our mission of lifelong learning, we are offering a number of weeklong, weekend and one day courses delivered through Whatsapp on mobile devices.
In May 2018 an unusual movie was released “102 not out”. It starred Amitabh Bachchan as a 102 year old father of a 75 year old son ( Rishi Kapoor) whom he planned to send to an old age home.
It is an amusing story about old age and some of its challenges.
Why this course :
The life-spans and life expectancy at birth have been continuously increasing over the last decades, creating new unforeseen and important changes in the social and economic fabric of society as well as personal challenges for those with the blessings of a ‘long life’.
But during the last 3 years, in the US there has been a slight drop in this trend. It can be dismissed as insignificant or interpreted to suggest that leading a long life is not enough. Humans want to lead a meaningful life as well.
Japan on the other hand has a large number of happy persons who have found their Ikigai and are living to be 100 and beyond ( many in Okinawa).
The psychologist Karl Jung was perhaps the first one to suggest that one cannot lead the second half of life on the principles applicable to its first half and lamented the lack of a ‘ School for the second half of life’.
This program attempts to fill that need in part, and shares the tasks that Jung recommended for the 2nd half of life.
The program is delivered through Whatsapp which can be accessed through a mobile phone, independent of location
The flow of the weekend program:
Day 1: Saturday:
Understanding the Ageing phenomenon
1.1@7am: Drivers of increasing longevity
1.2@10am: What Science says about ageing?
1.3@1pm: Lifestyle to promote healthy ageing
1.4@4pm: Positive Ageing
1.5@7pm: About death and dying
Day 2: Sunday :
Your action plan : making old age a blessing not a curse
2.1@7am: Becoming a lifelong learner gives you a longer life
2.2@10am: Finding meaning and purpose in your life ( your Ikigai)
2.3@1pm: The 7 tasks for the 2nd half of life ( Karl Jung)
2.4@4pm: Interviews with 100 year olds
2.5@7pm: Wrapping Up: Developing your Lifestyle plan
The exact titles of the posts and their sequence may be tweaked during the delivery of the course.
This is a course that can be pursued on any weekend ( Saturday and Sunday) that is convenient to the learner. Expression of interest can be made on any day, and all requests received upto a Friday till 12 noon, will be placed in a cohort that would begin on the next Saturday.
The course related posts will be made at 7am,10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
The course posts are in English for now, but if there is sufficient demand, a Hindi or other regional language version would be feasible.
It is expected that participants are at least 18 years of age, but there is no upper age limit.
To register for this course:
First pay the fee of Rs 500/- by PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
Then send a Whatsapp message to MM Pant ( *919810073724) with the following information :
1: Your Name : First and Last
2: Mobile phone number linked to Whatsapp
3: Course Code and course name: The course code for this course is LLL06 and the course name is “ Preparing for a 100 year life”
4: PayTM transaction number/ screenshot
5: Your brief profile ( optional). There will be an opportunity to briefly introduce yourself within the group also.
For those who prefer to pay through bank transfer, the required information is :
LMP Education Trust
Kotak Mahindra Bank, Sector 31, Gurgoan
Type of account- Saving
To seek any clarification or for further information, please send a Whatsapp message to Prof. MM Pant at +919810073724.