School for 2nd half of life
There have been several triggers to designing and offering this suite of courses. One was a chance perusal of a Book by Carl Jung, where he drew attention to the need for a ‘ School for the 2nd half of life’. It was Carl Jung who first popularized the phrase “the two halves of life” to describe the two major tangents and tasks of any human life. The first half of life is spent building our sense of identity, importance, and security. In the second half of life, the ego still has a place, but now in the service of the True Self or soul, your inner and inherent identity. According to Jung, “Meaning makes a great many things endurable—perhaps everything. One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening become a lie.
The 2nd one was the cover story in the Time magazine edition of February 21st 2011, boldly saying 2045…. the year man becomes immortal. And in the year 2014, in a book by Anne Karpf with title “ How to Age” at Chapter page 153 begins with the following statement “ Since 1951 no one in the USA has died of old age. This was the year old age was deleted as a cause of death from death certificates; from then on you could only die of a disease. Now as AI and allied technologies further drive our understanding of ageing and provide many solutions to the problems traditionally associated with old age, it becomes very important to engage in a meaningful conversation on the topic.
The 3rd driver is the oft quoted statement in the 1970s of Alvin Toffler “ The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those, who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and re-learn”.
I have created a suite of 12 weeklong courses to facilitate the transition to the School for the 2nd half of life.
Weeklong Courses (12)
SSHL01: Becoming future proof
SSHL02: FAST: First Principles and Scientific Temper
SESSHL03: Using AI for Improving English Language Skills
SSHL04: Becoming better at becoming better
SSHL05: Re-programming your mind
SSHL06: The 100 year Life
SSHL07: The Language called Mathematics
SSHL08: Critical Thinking
SSHL09: Educating Parents about education
SSHL10: The amazing brain
SSHL11: Active and enquiry based learning
SSHL12: Philosophy for Living well
Enrolment and fee payment:
- There is no set schedule for offering these courses. All courses are offered on a weekly schedule of Monday to Friday every week.
To join a particular course group please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724
- The fee for each of the above weeklong courses is Rs 2500/- ; and can be easily remitted through PayTM to MM Pant ( mobile number : +919810073724).
- For those who would rather 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