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Oct 10, 2018

kigai 生き甲斐  (pronounced ick-ee-guy) — a Japanese word meaning a reason for being, or a reason to jump out of bed each morning. Why purpose is necessary to thrive in life.

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[01:30] How health and happiness are related

[03:20] Study showing association between happiness and health

[05:30] What is ikigai?

[06:10] The 4 criteria to finding your ikigai

[13:40] How do you find your passions?

[16:50] The science behind ikigai and good health