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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侘寂 |wabi sabi| noun • Japanese finding beauty in things that are imperfect, incomplete, or impermanent. Perfection is a siren's song. It calls to us across deep and treacherous waters, its mysteriously alluring melody tempting us to pursue it, promising us greatness when we reach it. But if we follow, allowing ourselves to become blinded …

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