Ikigai: Los secretos de Japón para una vida larga y feliz
Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years Japanese proverb According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai a reason for living And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world s longest living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life Having a strong sense of ikigai the place where passion, mission, vocation, and profession intersect means that each day is infused with meaning It s the reason we get up in the morning It s also the reason many Japanese never really retire in fact there s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they ve found a real purpose in life the happiness of always being busy In researching this book, the authors interviewed the residents of the Japanese village with the highest percentage of 100 year olds one of the world s Blue Zones Ikigai reveals the secrets to their longevity and happiness how they eat, how they move, how they work, how they foster collaboration and community, and their best kept secret how they find the ikigai that brings satisfaction to their lives And it provides practical tools to help you discover your own ikigai Because who doesn t want to find happiness in every day The book s title is a little misleading while it does talk about ikigai, it also talks about what things are connected to it, and the main point is on having a long, happy, healthy ish life, as seen from the mostly Okinawan way of life The authors traveled to Ogimi, which is in Okinawa, Japan, and spent time there interviewing and observing the oldest people, who all seemed to have this ikigai the reason to get up in the morning , a joy of life and very active daily activities.The chapters talk about things like the state of flow, logotherapy and morita therapy which both can well connect to the ikigai concept, on being active, what one should eat, exercises, and facing problems and change Each chapter seems to add and or comment something to the main idea, and one chapter focuses on the people of Ogimi itself.The three stars were mainly because I didn t agree with everything, but then not everything needs to be agreed on Also many of the things were familiar to me already That said, neither point made me angry or make me regret buying reading the book, and the book was a quick read I think the majority of the information was still great, and made the book absolutely worth reading and keeping Buettner s Blue Zones book might be worth to read and to read first , but just reading this might be inspiring enough or make a good adding to the book mentioned. 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 than 5 pages of random and in no way revealing, profound or even interesting quotes from these interviewsthat is just disrespectful To the reader and to the interviewees. This book has nothing to do with Ikigai Honestly it should ve been titled How to Live a Long Life like an Okinawan. 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. . I expected 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, but this is only a small feature in the book The other thing that annoys me is when scientists try to interpret something abstract and philosophical using an outsider s point of view and quantitative methods Already when they wrote in the beginning chapter that they couldn t believe that only the Okinawan diet and some other lesser important activities could help the population live long, I thought, ok, here we go Basically what this book told me was that they hadn t understood anything And were coming quite late to the party with facts about health, holism and nature, that can be read and explored much better in other books Not worth the read. 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 who was unfamiliar with Ikigai, this was a fair introduction, which covered a lot of the fundamental aspects in just the right amount of detail to keep me interested, without overwhelming me I think that a lot of the negative reviews come from people who already knew and understood Ikigai, so perhaps this book would be better marketed as Ikigai for Beginners The Bad I don t know if the authors were trying to cover too much in one book here ideas and concepts were thrown in for a paragraph or even simply named dropped , and the focus of the book jumped around from sentence to sentence I feel like focus on Ikigai as a concept was needed as opposed to Ikigai and Okinawa and mindfulness and tai chi and yoga and Morita therapy and every type of meditation etc etc The book gets repetitive towards the end Mediation and vegetable patches appear to have a mention per page The book mentions a lot of case studies to demonstrates points, but none are taken past surface level Whilst they were all interesting view spoiler particularly Studio Ghibli and Steve Jobs for me personally hide spoiler Beklentimi hi bir a dan kar lamayan bir kitap oldu Ikigai erisinde bir o umuzun bilmedi i ok az ey bar nd r yordu ki onlarda Japonlara has eylerdi zaten Di er anlat lan her ey bir ekilde kula m za gelmi olan, okudu umuz ya da b y klerimiz taraf ndan bize s ylenen eylerdi Bu a dan bana bir eyler katan bir kitap olmad.Kitap boyunca devaml ba ka kitaplardan al nt lama, o kitaplardan verilen rnekler zerinden ilerleme vard Ve bu beni bi yerden sonra rahats z etti nk ba ka kitaplardan k rp lan bilgilerin derlemesini okuyor gibi hissetmeme sebep oldu stelik kitap Japonlar n uzun ya am s rr n bir ekilde bize aktarmaya al sa da mutlu ya am s rr n aktaramam t Bu tarz bir eyi okudu um zaman hayat ma nas l uygulayaca m da bana rneklendirmesini isterim, bu kitapta bunu bulamad m ben.Yani i in z biraz i irilmi bir kitap oldu unu d n yorum.G zel reklam yap ld , helal olsun.