Five Most Important Things in Life
What you'll learn
- An understanding of what it means to be kind?
- An understanding of generosity.
- What do we mean by love and honesty?
- What is the importance of forgiveness?
- Just an interest in being a positive presence in the world
In this course I discuss five concepts and practices that, in my humble view, define our humanity and our role in the world: Kindness, Generosity, Forgiveness, Honesty, and Love. Over a lifetime of study and experience, I have learned that these are FIVE life defining and life giving concepts and practices.
In this course, I take each one of these concepts and practices and share my thoughts and experiences about them. My hope is that as you watch or listen to these conversations, you will feel encouraged to explore further and then attempt to make these into the core principles of your life. I claim no exclusive knowledge, nor do I have any claims to wisdom or deep insights: I am just human like everyone else trying to make sense of things and hoping to live a meaningful and responsible life. I have found all of these five principles exceptionally useful and inspirational in my life and hope you find some such inspiration in them too.
I am deeply interested in your views and thoughts and would love to hear them through the course messaging system and will also try to respond to your queries and suggestions by recoding additional response lectures. I also offer FREE public webinars on such topics through my YouTube channel and you all are always free to join me. I will post the invitations on the course message board!
Thank you so much for taking this course. May you all live long and loving lives!
Who this course is for:
- All Levels
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics and Counter Narratives, Routledge, 2019.
The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America, Palgrave, 2016.
Constructing Pakistan, Oxford, 2010.