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  • Writer's pictureJonathan Bullock


“Above all, you have to find your purpose, your reason for getting out of bed, your ikigai.”

The book explores the concept of ikigai, a Japanese word for a certain type of happiness that makes our lives filled with meaning and purpose.


1. Ikigai doesn't need to be something grand, such as developing a cure for cancer. It can be as simple as raising children or walking your dog every day.

2. Ikigai is more important than pleasure. It is long-term, sustainable and creates the state of flow for you.

3. The western interpretation of Ikigai is often used to help individuals find their ideal job or career.

READ IF: You are keen to explore the Japanese philosophy about finding meaning and purpose in life.


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