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Según los japoneses, todo el mundo tiene un ikigai, un motivo para existir. Algunos lo han encontrado y son conscientes de su ikigai, otros lo llevan dentro, pero todavía lo están buscando. Este es uno de los secretos para una vida larga, joven y feliz como la que llevan los habitantes de Okinawa, la isla más longeva del mundo.
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Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published March 7th 2016 by Urano
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Anna Victoria The citation out of context does not reveal much. Let me offer a longer quote:
''They are always busy, but they occupy themselves with tasks that allow…more
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''They are always busy, but they occupy themselves with tasks that allow them to relax. We didn’t see a single old grandpa sitting on a bench doing nothing. They’re always coming and going—to sing karaoke, visit with neighbors, or play a game of gateball.''
By busy they mean exercise, gardening, engaging with neighbours and in spiritual practices and otherwise meaningful activities, volunteering and helping the neaighbours, in contrast with the Western idea of 'rest' in front of TV. It is also about continuing work after retirement out of passion for the art and the state of 'flow' rather than goals or money. Hope this helps.(less)
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Chris Chester
Sep 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I kind of feel bad panning this book, because I think helping people find their ikigai -- or their purpose in life -- is a worthwhile goal.

The problem is, I have to think that the author and his publisher know that this book doesn't come anywhere close to achieving that goal.

Instead, this book is a jumbled mess. It borrows heavily from the work of others, from Victor Frankl to the guys studying flow states, slaps on a thin veneer of received wisdom from Japanese octogenarians and attempts to pas
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Irmak
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kütüphanem
Beklentimi hiçbir açıdan karşılamayan bir kitap oldu Ikigai. İçerisinde birçoğumuzun bilmediği çok az şey barındırıyordu ki onlarda Japonlara has şeylerdi zaten. Diğer anlatılan her şey bir şekilde kulağımıza gelmiş olan, okuduğumuz ya da büyüklerimiz tarafından bize söylenen şeylerdi. Bu açıdan bana bir şeyler katan bir kitap olmadı.

Kitap boyunca devamlı başka kitaplardan alıntılama, o kitaplardan verilen örnekler üzerinden ilerleme vardı. Ve bu beni bi yerden sonra rahatsız etti çünkü başka ki
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Gabriela
Oct 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I could live with the fact that every idea about the Western approach to finding a purpose in life is taken from Frankl, Taleb and a few others. With no personal contribution from the authors. But to claim that you interviewed 100 people from Okinawa and to present your readers with no more than 5 pages of random (and in no way revealing, profound or even interesting) quotes from these interviews...that is just disrespectful. To the reader and to the interviewees.
BookishDubai
This book has nothing to do with Ikigai. Honestly it should've been titled How to Live a Long Life like an Okinawan.


Nadia King
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I literally inhaled this book. Ikigai is a beautiful book about Japanese culture and discusses the secret to a long and happy life. If you're interested in Japanese culture and self-development this gorgeous book is for you. Just reading this had a calm and centering effect on me. "Happiness is always determined by your heart." 💙
Jasmin Martin
May 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I expected more but this book disappoints. It doesnt seem to follow a clear thread but rather jumps randomly around from one fact to another (which the authors thought relevant) such as stress and what it does to the body, and then short profiles on some of the longest lived persons on the planet. These don't have much to do with the Ogimi folk of Okinawa that the researchers were going to visit and interview. I though they were going to write about them and their entire time spent with them, bu ...more
Tuna Turan
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
İkigai; sabah uyanmak için kendinize bir sebep bulmak anlamına geliyormuş. Kitap enteresan bir şekilde dikkatimi çekti ve kolay, akıcı bir şekilde okudum. Uzun zaman yaşamış insanlarla yapılmış röportajlar, onlardan uzun yaşama sırlarının anlatıldığı bir kitap. Çok mantıklı bir şey, ama hayat şartları kendi "ikigai"ni bulmaya izin vermeyebilir!
Dagmar Valerie
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastisch boek, lekker vlot en heel toegankelijk. Je voelt je al een gelukkiger mens als je 'Ikigai' leest. Echt een aanrader met fijne tips, inspirerende ideeën en vol positieve energie.
Imogen Kathleen
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that translates to 'reason for being'. Until picking this book up on a whim (the cover was pretty, and I am easily sold on pretty books), I had never really heard of this idea, so this book acted as my introduction.

The Good

- This book was simply written and concise (for the most part), with little emphasis on flowery or pretentious writing, thus making for a quick and easy read.
- The cover of this book is stunning. It's 100% why I picked the book up.
- As someone wh
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Rose
Quick review for a quick read. I definitely like the concept of "ikigai" and looked forward to learning more about the concept based on the description this book gave. However, upon finishing this - I felt that some of the advice was helpful, but very generalized and unfocused in this book. You get tidbits of insight on Japanese culture here, but it's more in the eyes of the authors experiencing the culture than it is direct voicing from the culture itself. That's a problem when you're trying to ...more
YaseminReads
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yıllardır bir ikigaim varmış da farkında değilmişim. Şimdi daha bilinçli bir şekilde yaşamıma devam edeceğim. ikigaimi keşfettim, mutlu olmanın kendimce yorumunu buldum. anti-kırılganlık kavramını keşfettim. mutluyum....
Ezgi Tülü
Jan 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 35%
Marije
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ik zal het boek hier even samenvatten, want het is nogal lang van stof.
De enige hint in dit boek om je Ikigai te vinden, is door jezelf de vraag 'Waarom heb je nog geen zelfmoord gepleegd?' te stellen. Daar moet je bij optellen dat je gezond moet eten en voldoende moet bewegen, en in contact moet blijven met mensen om je heen, want dan word je ouder dan honderd.
Graag gedaan.
Shhhhh Ahhhhh
This isn't a bad book but it's not as informative as I hoped it would be. I didn't feel that an adequate job was done of fleshing out the titular concept. It read more like a sci pop piece (in the style of Gladwell, not Pinker or Diamond) mixed with an amateur's ethnography of a blue zone. I appreciate the smatterings of references to more dense material but felt that it was haphazardly weaved together. I don't feel like I've gotten a primer on the concept, but I do feel that I've gotten a quick ...more
Joany de Vries-Verbrugge
Ik kreeg deze als cadeautje van de lieve Luna van @leesdame en heb het boek binnen een dag uitgelezen. De rode draad van het boek is oud worden door bezig te blijven, maar het gaat veel verder dan dat. Waar ik nog het meest van kan leren is de les; concentreer je op één ding tegelijk.

Er zijn echter heel veel manieren waarop je de lessen uit dit boek kunt toepassen. Luna schreef er al een hele mooie recensie over waaruit je precies goed op kunt maken hoe waardevol dit boek is. Zeker even lezen du
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Jenny Grant
The last book I read on this topic was really inspiring and I couldn’t put it down.

I was looking forward to reading this one and was woefully disappointed.

It’s insipid, tedious and misses the point entirely.
Ran
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The book is a light dive into the Japanese concept of ikigai (fulfillment through knowing one's raison d'être) and into the "secrets" of supercentenarians (over 110 years) in Okinawa. I am not sure if it's the translation from Spanish to English that makes the book feel a little ... hmm, strange. But there's a honest determination to "live forever" in underneath the interest in the Japanese supercentenarians. It seems to at times equate quality of life with living forever as if it's the logical ...more
Erbuğ Kaya
Kişisel gelişim kitaplarını sevmem. Bu kitabı Japon kültürüne dayandığı için merak ettim. Hiç ilgimi çekmedi. İki yıldız bir kaç örnek için.
Chris
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." It is similar to the French phrase Raison d'être. Everyone, according to Japanese culture, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is important to the cultural belief that discovering one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life. Examples include work, hobbies and raising children.
The term ikigai compounds two Japanese words:
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Marieke
ikigai・生甲斐
zn. nut van het leven


Ik weet niet precies wat ik van dit boek vond.. Aan de ene kant vond ik het heel erg leuk en zaten er echt goede lessen in, maar aan de andere kant vond ik het soms enorm zweverig.. Maar misschien komt dat ook wel doordat ik helemaal niks heb met energiestromen door je lichaam enzo.

Dat dorpje met zoveel 100-jarigen vond ik wel erg inspirerend! Mooie adviezen gaven die mensen ook in de interviews die in dit boek zijn weergegeven.

Het einde van dit boek bevatte ve
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Lou
Apr 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Un libro que contiene interesantes reflexiones y sabios consejos procedentes de la cultura oriental, una buena forma de introducirse en este mundillo y empezar a poner en práctica una serie de claves para lograr una vida larga y feliz.
KC
This is a small. It powerful book filled with easy and obtainable goals. I've learned that I must achieve flow by giving up multi-tasking, slowing things down, living in the moment, and to breathe. Back to my sun salutations and meditations.
Vincent Van Grootel
Enjoyed reading the book. It gave me some good, smaller insights. The kind you need to re-read once in a while. Towards the end some topics were discribed in too much detail and therefore they were not that interesting.

I would recommed the book, it's a light and interesting read.
Kristina
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Една от най-вдъхновяващите книги, които съм чела напоследък!

Огромен защитник съм на идеята, че всеки от нас си има своя мисия в живота, с която да се чувства най-пълноценен и да помага на други хора. Просто трябва да се вслушаме във вътрешния си глас и да я открием 😊

Икигай е философия за живота.

Криси
Berfin Kanat
Eğer bu kitabı uzun yaşamın sırrı için okursanız (100 yaşına kadar yaşamaya ne gerek var da neyse) tatmin olabilirsiniz. İkigai denilen hayatın amacını bulma kısmı benim asıl ilgimi çeken kısımdı ki çok değişik bir bilgiyle karşılaştım diyemem. Biraz şey gibi olmuş, iki farklı konuyu anlatıp üçüncü bölümde bunları birleştirmeye çalışan tezler. Uzun ve mutlu yaşam + hayatınızın amacını nasıl bulursunuz, bulanlar nasıl bulmuş örnekleri. Kitapta Zen budizmi, Tai Chi gibi felsefesi olan öğretilerden ...more
Marius Hoffbauer
I enjoyed this book, it borrows a lot from different theories, but gives them a nicely written summary. As you read it you may find things that speak to you, that you would like to pursue, while others may not be as much to your liking. For me the most interesting part of the book was the first half, where they go into ideas, like what a good diet is, what flow is and how to achieve it, etc. The later part of the book focuses more on people who have lived to be old, and it was still interesting, ...more
Leesdame
Ik zal er geen geheim van maken: ik ben enthousiast over 'Ikigai'! Ik heb na het lezen van dit boek enorm veel geleerd en met een aantal adviezen ben ik meteen aan de slag gegaan.

De betekenis van Ikigai is simpel: een reden zoeken voor je bestaan. Waar wordt je gelukkig van? Wat is je streven? Hoe leef je zo gezond mogelijk? Op het Japanse eiland Okinawa leeft vrijwel elke bewoner met een ikigai. Op dit eiland leven meer gezonde en actieve honderdjarigen dan waar ook ter wereld. Reden genoeg dus
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Stella
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a short book with a mismash of ideas starting about finding one's purpose and how keeping active, having a social life within a community and having light work is the secret to longevity. However there was nothing new or insightful here, and towards the second half of the book there was just a description of different exercise forms e.g. tai chi, yoga; a weird section on NNT's book and concept Antifragile, and some quotes from centegerians on their secret to success.

There are better boo
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Louise Garnier
Jan 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so disappointed. I thought this would be an amazing book but actually it's a mess. I could see what the authors were trying to do but they could have done it in 40 pages or less. There were some contradictory thoughts, not to mention the amount of times the same ideia was repeated over and over. Most of the times the graphics were completely unnecessary, as the text is super simple and easy to understand. Also, the amount of information about techniques and breathing exercises seemed as if t ...more
Karen
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Maybe it was because I have read The Blue Zone, but this felt stale; nothing new.
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Soy el autor de los libros sobre cultura japonesa: Ikigai y Un Geek en Japón.

I'm the author of the Japanese Culture books: Ikigai, the Japanese Secret for a Long and Happy Life and A Geek in Japan.
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