Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra group recently took to Twitter to share a flowchart based on the Japanese concept of ikigai. The 64-year-old, on Wednesday, shared a sketch note by Tanmay Vora. Terming in as ‘Prescription for life,’ he said that though he is not familiar with the Japanese philosophy, it does not need a degree to find the common sense in it.
I am not very familiar with this philosophy but you don’t need a Ph.D in the subject to see the common sense in this prescription for life. A good chart to see every morning before plunging into the day’s routine... pic.twitter.com/mTibewNSu0— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) February 12, 2020
The tweet has garnered 3.8k likes and many thanked him for sharing the flowchart. One user wrote that he was planning to put that on his office desk while another talked about the book on which it was based. Read all the comments here:
@anandmahindra sir, this is a make my day share. The book is a very good read too.. Thank you once again for sharing extremely meaningful and make one’s day/life philosophy. Best!— Abhishek Soni (@abhsoni) February 12, 2020
I am gonna put this on my office desk. Will share a pic v soon.— Varun Nagpal (@varun_nagpal_) February 12, 2020
Couldn’t agree more! Thank you for sharing 😊😊🙏🙏— Ravi Berwal (@raviberwal13) February 12, 2020
Ikigai is a Japanese word whose meaning translates roughly to a reason for being, encompassing joy, a sense of purpose and meaning and a feeling of well-being. pic.twitter.com/R6c7lmE5GB— Rakesh Gupta (@Radheramanbig) February 12, 2020
If you can't pause and reflect there a lot you will miss in life .... Only miss because common sense anyway stays— Sistla Satyanarayana (@sistlajsr) February 12, 2020
Ikigai, is a Japanese concept which means 'a reason for being.' The word is generally used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. The word translated into English roughly means the thing that you live for or the reason for which you wake up in the morning. In recent years, the Japanese concept of ikigai, much like the Dutch concept of hygge, has gained global recognition, thanks in part to a bestselling book of the same name by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles.