The ikigai meme - a Venn diagram intended to show how overlapping of work you Love, are Good at, that the world (or some part of it) Needs, and that you can be Paid for can lead to finding purpose (ikigai) - seems to me to lend itself to discussion of aggregates of work. I previously "misused" this diagram in that way … Continue reading [LI] West of ikigai: Skilled, motivated, & paid, but not needed?
As part of a larger inquiry about the nature of the world of "work," I previously (mis)used the Venn diagram that has been "memed" as an expression of "ikigai" to raise some questions and speculations. That diagram (two modified versions with set notation are in header) proposed that as individuals we can find our ikigai, or purpose, at … Continue reading [LI] North of ikigai: Skilled, motivated, needed, and unpaid
The Venn diagram popularized as a representation of how to apply the Japanese concept of "ikigai" in life and career¹ has issues and possibilities. This is a quick look at both, with the idea that such a schematization can be more than just a meme, in that it is useful not only to individuals as … Continue reading [LI] A gentle critique & constructive misuse of the “ikigai” meme
"Work" in English can mean a number of things, but it is often used synonymously with job or employment. On a high level then, without getting into very specific kinds of activity, "work" is generally paid (a job) and when it isn't, it isn't called work, or is given a modifier to set it apart. … Continue reading [LI] Four categories of “work” in Japanese & “ikigai”