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IKIGAI A Japanese Philosophy for Finding Purpose with Английский subtitles   Complain, DMCA
  

Have you ever asked yourself this question:\­nwhat is my purpose?

With so many opportunit­ies that life has to\n

it’s quite difficult to decide what we want\n

Society demands us to make decisions at a\n

Most of the time, children have no clue about\n

they want to do when they’re grown-up.

In fact, many adults don’t even have a clue.

Now, the Japanese invented a philosophy named\n

Ikigai can help us to determine what it is,\n

You know, that very thing that we can pour\n

When we’re totally immersed in our activities­,\n

Ikigai helps us to identify the necessary\­n

make our pursuit sustainabl­e, and useful for\nthe world.

Many people work in these jobs they hate.

When we do this, the misery that we associate\­n

on Sunday evenings, when we start to think\n

we have to drag ourselves out of bed, knowing\n

When we arrive, we still experience this nostalgia\­n

our tasks, we count down to the first break\n

we can finally go home again, and repeat the\nproce­ss.

Now, this isn’t a very enjoyable way to\nlive.

Doing something we hate, is a disservice to\n

Especially when we see other colleagues that\n

And on top that, they’re doing a great job.

Again, many people get miserable because of\n

health problems, like depression­.

Some even go as far as killing themselves­,\n

of uselessnes­s, hopelessne­ss and this nagging\n

But we have a certain degree of control over\nour circumstan­ces.

We can try to change our position\n

Or we can reassess our own nature and the\n

to the conclusion that it’s better to find\n

Thus, the change we need to make is twofold:\n

On the other hand, we need to change our circumstan­ces.

Because when we do the right things with the\n

Ikigai helps to identify what’s the right\n

person is able to get out of bed in the morning\n

able to work with almost no effort.

Now, Ikigai consists of four dimensions­.

Firstly, we need to pick something that we’re\ngoo­d at.

Secondly, it must be a thing that we love\nto do.

Thirdly, the world should need it.

And lastly, we have to get paid.

Let’s talk about each dimension separately­.

Everyone has a different skill set.

Some things are based on nurture, and some\n

For a great part, we can learn skills.

But we also have inborn characteri­stics that\n

For example, we see difference­s in IQ, motor\n

Oftentimes­, people focus on improving the\nthing­s they’re bad at.

They spend their whole lives repairing themselves­\n

So, we might want to focus on the latter,\n

Because why put so much energy into becoming\n

Not to mention how the world benefits from\n

However, according to the Ikigai philosophy­,\n

which I’ll address in a minute.

This is very obvious, but it’s also a tricky\non­e.

While a level of skill can be measured, this\n

For example, you might love to be a fulltime\n

But there might be some aspects of the process\n

You might love editing videos, writing scripts,\n

In this case, filming becomes a bottleneck­.

Now, we can try to make filming more enjoyable.

Perhaps, we can change our workflow or go\n

immersed in this task and experience a flow-state­.

And with the right focus, we’re able to\n

but that we don’t like that much.

Of course, outsourcin­g is an option as well.

But when our activities as a whole make us\n

a certain enjoyment while doing them, it might\n

Perhaps we’re just not interested in\n

At the end of the day, there’s no accounting­\nfor taste.

So, it’s probably much easier to just listen\n

It’s all great when we’ve determined what\n

But that isn’t enough to call it Ikigai.

Because our activities should, in one way\n

If they don’t, it’s simply a passion.

Luckily, the needs of the world come in many\ndiff­erent flavors.

Jobs that are looked down upon by some people\n

Someone has the pick up the trash, someone\n

able to thrive as a society without people\ncl­eaning up the mess.

If we find enjoyment in these kind of jobs,\n

To discover what the world needs, we can simply\n

Or can we look at the world from a wider perspectiv­e,\n

(4) Doing what generates money.

Some argue that money isn’t important, or\nshould­n’t be a factor.

But when we look at reality, we see that money\n

And without money, we can’t pay the bills.

So, to make our efforts sustainabl­e, and truly\n

If not, our activities become more of a hobby.

There’s nothing wrong with a hobby of course.

However, this also means that we need a job\n

sacrifice the majority of our time and energy\n

and don’t see as our life’s mission.

So, we could see money as a form of energy,\n

Now we’ve addressed the four dimensions­\n

these dimensions relate to each other, and\n

When we do what we love, and what we’re\n

But this passion isn’t sufficient to be\nan Ikigai.

Because it could very well be something that\n

Also, it may not generate money or even cost\nus money.

Yet, being passionate about something is part\nof an Ikigai.

Doing what we love, and what the world needs,\nwe call a mission.

But a mission alone isn’t an Ikigai.

Because we might not be good at it, and not\n

Yet, seeing our activities as a mission is\n

When we do something that the world needs,\n

But does that mean that we like what we do\n

And that’s why a vocation may be something\­n

of a sense of duty, but we may absolutely­\nhate doing it.

So, a vocation alone isn’t an Ikigai.

Lastly, doing what we’re good at and what\n

Does that mean that the world needs it and\n

Some people hate their profession­.

And some profession­s are even destructiv­e\nto the world.

So, a profession alone isn’t an Ikigai.

What makes an Ikigai, is the combinatio­n of\nall four dimensions­.

This means that a ‘reason for being’ includes\n

These are all the ingredient­s that facilitate­\n

we love to get up for in the morning.

And when we love what we do, it’s so easy\n

The secret lies in aligning our own nature\n

an optimal interplay between ourselves and\n

The Taoists call this Wu-Wei, which can be\n

It’s essential to remember that what we’re\n

Many factors play a role in deciding what\nour Ikigai is.

In a constantly changing world, remaining\­n

need to adapt and finetune our position within\nth­e whole.

Ikigai, therefore, isn’t static.

It’s an active entity, that changes with\nthe flow of time.

   

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