Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Francesc Miralles

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group (2017-08-29)

9781524704551

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Bring meaning and joy to all your days with this internationally bestselling guide to the Japanese concept of ikigai—the happiness of always being busy—as revealed by the daily habits of the world's longest-living people.
"If hygge is the art of doing nothing, ikigai is the art of doing something—and doing it with supreme focus and joy." —New York Post
"Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years." —Japanese proverb

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world's longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect—means that each day is infused with meaning. It's also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there's no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they've found a real purpose in life the happiness of always being busy.