- Ikigai“(生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being". The word refers to having a direction or purpose in life, that which makes one's life worthwhile, and towards which an individual takes spontaneous and willing actions giving them satisfaction and a sense of(...)
- ProfessionNoun: Originally a solemn commitment declared publicly to do certain work, especially in response to a calling. “professors” would hone their talents with study. Institutions evolved to ensure those earned a living, and later to protect that livelihood, especially from competitions and other(...)
- raison d'êtreThe most important reason or purpose for someone or something's existence.
- SwadharmaSanskrit from swa (own) + dharma (duty) can be translated "what you are made to do" . The ancient text, The Bhagavad-Gita says Swadharma is action harmonized with our inborn nature: talents, values, callings. It leads to fulfillment in life .( Gita, 3 . 27–35 ). The Lord Krishna says (in(...)
- “Toolishness”Noun. A portmanteau of “tool” & “foolishness”, is the tendency to attribute excessive hope, and even magical powers to tools, especially ones new or even yet unknown to us. We presume merely wielding the tool will confer such power, without realizing it’s incredibly hard to learn both a new(...)
- TorschlusspanikNoun. German for "gate-closing panic," a word to characterize the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages. This may include panicked sensations of time running out, one's range of options are narrowing, particularly, that one's life is passing by. While women racin the “biological clock”(...)