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Ikigai Is Not a Venn Diagram

Outside of Japan, ikigai is a greatly misunderstood concept with millions of people believing it to be a four-question framework and the “Japanese secret” to a long and happy life.

What has been shared by millions of wellness bloggers, life coaches and HR managers as ikigai, in the form of a Venn diagram was created by someone, a non-Japanese, whose only knowledge of the Japanese concept was from a Ted Talk.

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Nicholas Kemp

Nicholas Kemp

Author, Japanologist and founder of Ikigai Tribe. 📕 Interested in ikigai? Read my book IKIGAI-KAN: Feel a Life Worth Living. https://ikigaikan.com