What is Ikigai
In the Japanese language, Ikigai is a compound word where:
- Iki = alive, life
- Kai = result, benefit, value
Put the two terms together and you have a word that translates to “reason for living”.
Now, one might question why such a term is actually needed since many languages come with their own particular words for this notion.
But Ikigai doesn’t just describe a simple concept. It encompasses a philosophy that helps one actually achieve this “reason for living”.