THYL: The 100 year life :
The life-spans and life expectancy at birth have been continuously increasing over the last decades, creating 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 few years, in the US there has been a slight drop in this trend of increasing longevity. 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). There are many other ‘blue zones’ around the world where there is high longevity with healthy eating, active lifestyles and community involvement.
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.
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 flow of the weekend program:
Day 1: (Saturday): Understanding the Ageing phenomenon
1.1: Drivers of increasing longevity
1.2: What Science says about ageing?
1.3: Lifestyle to promote healthy ageing
1.4: Positive Ageing
1.5: About death and dying
Day 2: (Sunday) : Your action plan : making old age a blessing not a curse
2.1: Becoming a lifelong learner gives you a longer life
2.2: Finding meaning and purpose in your life ( your Ikigai)
2.3: The 7 tasks for the 2nd half of life ( Karl Jung)
2.4: Interviews with 100 year olds
2.5: Wrapping Up: Developing your Lifestyle plan
Enrolment and fee payment:
Fresh cohorts for the above weekend course are formed on the second Saturday of every month. The next batch will run on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February 2022.
- As the courses are being delivered through WhatsApp the enrolment process is simply that of sending a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724.
- The fee for the above course is Rs 1000/- and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
- For those who would pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is :
- Madan Mohan Pant
- HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon
- (The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)
To know more, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724