August 16, 2020

Ikigai

I have a had a really nice weekend with nice walks and visits with friends and neighbors. I have been thinking a lot about community and its importance in people’s lives. I think many people feel lost for many reasons due to isolation and circumstances. This is all exacerbated by the pandemic. People are more easily vulnerable to manipulation and propaganda on the internet right now. What builds community and a sense of belonging?

The Japanese concept of Ikagai is interesting and meaningful to me. Having a reason for being keeps people engaged in the world and can help with healthy aging. It can also be a way for people to find their community. Explore the links below and think about how your life fits into this.

I could write more but I think I will go to bed instead. It is going to be a long week for me. Good night!

Wash your hands, cover your nose, keeps safe six, think about what you love, what you are good at, and what the world needs.

And finally, my caveat is that this is my experience and my opinions, which are subject to change as more information is available, and not related to the organization I work for. Thanks for reading.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikigai

https://ikigaitribe.com/ikigai/the-10-rules-of-ikigai/

https://penguinrandomhousehighereducation.com/book/?isbn=9780143130727