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Reviewed in India on 22 July 2019
Ikigai
The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
By Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

I will be confessing by saying that i bought this book just because of its attractive cover, such a soothing color combination which itself calmed me.

This book is all about finding your passion in life, your “ikigai” which will help you to live a happy, content, active and long life. It talks about art of staying young while growing old, about relaxing, about not running behind materialistic things, how to improve your performance in daily routine and to stay focused.

One of the best lesson which I liked was how to be more anti fragile. It talked about creating more options, by devoting time in your passion, taking small risks for increasing your experience and to get rid of the things which makes us more fragile.

Before reading this book I felt that there would be some manoeuvre to follow for finding your ikigai, but there is just overview of many therapies which left me little unsatisfied and disappointed. There were few things like proverbs, quotes and traditions from centritains which I found were not really required. There is no rocket science written in this book but some of the facts are eye opening.

P. S . And seriously I wish I could learn sun salutation and other exercise by reading.

Overall I will say it’s a easy, simple read for beginners for setting up small goals.

Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.
——-Japanese proverb

Book starts with this proverb and this literally summarises the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Little hyped!!
By Radhika Saimbi on 22 July 2019
Ikigai
The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life
By Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

I will be confessing by saying that i bought this book just because of its attractive cover, such a soothing color combination which itself calmed me.

This book is all about finding your passion in life, your “ikigai” which will help you to live a happy, content, active and long life. It talks about art of staying young while growing old, about relaxing, about not running behind materialistic things, how to improve your performance in daily routine and to stay focused.

One of the best lesson which I liked was how to be more anti fragile. It talked about creating more options, by devoting time in your passion, taking small risks for increasing your experience and to get rid of the things which makes us more fragile.

Before reading this book I felt that there would be some manoeuvre to follow for finding your ikigai, but there is just overview of many therapies which left me little unsatisfied and disappointed. There were few things like proverbs, quotes and traditions from centritains which I found were not really required. There is no rocket science written in this book but some of the facts are eye opening.

P. S . And seriously I wish I could learn sun salutation and other exercise by reading.

Overall I will say it’s a easy, simple read for beginners for setting up small goals.

Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years.
——-Japanese proverb

Book starts with this proverb and this literally summarises the book.
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