Jī Lèi

鸡肋 |jī lèi| (trad. 雞肋) expression • Chinese literally, "chicken ribs"; something that has little value or use that you are nonetheless reluctant to get rid of. I'll admit it: I may be too sentimental for my own good. It's been a tendency of mine since childhood to attach unnecessary emotional value to things. A …

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Ikigai

生き甲斐 |ikigai| noun • Japanese a reason for being; the thing that you live for, the reason you get up in the morning. At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose. —Unknown (Usually attributed to Aristotle) For some reason, society has made the idea …

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