Ikigai – Book Review

“𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈: 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆’𝒔 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒄𝒊𝒓𝒄𝒖𝒎𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆’𝒔 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒚”

Above inspiring quote is from the book “Ikigai”. It’s a little book of positivity and happiness and the same is depicted by its cover as well.

Ikigai means to find the purpose of your life. In today’s materialistic world people often lose connection with themselves, their dreams, and passion. If they are unable to find what they love to do, they start settling by loving what they do. This little book talks about a lot of things like how to nurture our relationships, how to manage stress and overcome anxiety, how to achieve flow in your work, what to eat, how to stay happy and healthy and many more

What I loved about the book is the writing style of authors. They have backed up each learning that the book provides with proper research and facts. The best thing is that this book explains the topics in point wise and organized manner as if it’s a summary note of lifelong learnings. This made the book to be read easily and also provides convenience in understanding the learnings

I felt that this book was particularly weak in defining and explaining the issues that authors choose to discuss. Even after research, the overall perception was facile.
Also, despite the title of the book being ‘Ikigai’, I found it to be more engrossed on centenarians secrets to living long

Overall this book strived to offer some really good advice but it needs to be explained more on the core area ‘Ikigai’

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