The Philosophy of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Happy, Long and Healthy Life
Ikigai is the Japanese version of the Danish hygee with the difference that hygge is the practice of doing nothing and ikigai is the practice of staying active by doing something—with focus, patience and joy.
The philosophy invites you to embrace meaning and joy in everything you do and actively doing this. This is the secret to long and happy life.
Literally translated, ikigai means your life's purpose, your raison d'etre and finding this will truly give your life meaning, happiness and longevity. It infuses your day with passion, a vision for your life and a professional pursuit.
The Japanese strongly believe that you should never stop doing whatever gives your this ikigai. In fact, this is the reason why the Japanese don't have a word for retirement - it's because they never retire. They actively pursue what brings them joy habitually.
This short reveals the secrets to a long life, to happiness, to great relationships and community, to great work and techniques to find your own ikigai.
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