Francesc Miralles, Héctor García

Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life (Hardcover)

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“Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” is a book written by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles. Published in 2016, the book explores the concept of ikigai, which is a Japanese term that roughly translates to “reason for being” or “the joy and purpose of life.”

In the book, García and Miralles delve into the secrets of the residents of the Japanese village of Ogimi, known for having one of the highest life expectancies in the world. They examine the principles and practices that contribute to a fulfilling and meaningful life, drawing from the wisdom of the village’s elderly population.

The authors combine insights from their interviews with the residents of Ogimi with research from various fields such as psychology, philosophy, and neuroscience. They discuss topics such as finding purpose, cultivating meaningful relationships, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and embracing a positive mindset.

“Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life” provides practical advice and suggestions for readers to discover their own ikigai and apply it to their daily lives. It explores the intersection of passion, mission, vocation, and profession to help individuals lead more fulfilling and satisfying lives.

It’s worth noting that the concept of ikigai has gained popularity beyond the book and has been embraced in Western culture as a framework for finding purpose and happiness.

52 reviews for Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life (Hardcover)

  1. Praviez Praveen (Verified Purchase)

    Have read only few pages and it looks interesting. I was little confused whether its new or not. I got the new book in good condition.

  2. Amit Chimbalkar (Verified Purchase)

    One of my new favorite books. I’m trying to follow many of the clearly explained suggestions for a long and healthy life, coming from the longest living community on Earth. Highly recommended.

  3. VIKRAM JOSHI (Verified Purchase)

    This isn’t original thinking, but the material is put together in a way that flows and provides simple, easy to follow ideas.

  4. Rashmi Singh (Verified Purchase)

    I got a good deal for new book. Although its mentioned as paperback, the book acutally is flexiback which is even better.

  5. Poulami Maity (Verified Purchase)

    This book would, in my opinion, make an excellent gift for anyone in your life that might need a little boost or is otherwise hard to buy for. There is absolutely nothing here that could meet with controversy or resistance. It is decidedly upbeat throughout.

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