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Ikigai (生き甲斐, "a reason for being") is a Japanese concept referring to having a direction or purpose in life, providing a sense of fulfillment and towards which they the person may take actions, giving them satisfaction and a sense of meaning.


The word consists of 'Iki' ("to live") and 'gai' ("reason").

The term 'ikigai' compounds two Japanese words: 'iki' (生き, meaning "life;alive") and 'kai' (甲斐, meaning "(an) effect; (a) result; (a) fruit; (a) worth; (a) use; (a) benefit; (no, little) avail") (sequentially voiced as gai), to arrive at "a reason for living [being alive]; a meaning for [to] life; what [something that] makes life worth living; a raison d'être".




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