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Is Ikigai the New Hygge?
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Lydia S. September 29, 2017
Sad statement that we constantly need to borrow lifestyles...rather than embrace another country's lifestyle, let's be original and devise our own...
Misi September 28, 2017
Perhaps we Westerners should develop our own lifestyle practice instead of being mildly obsessed with the newest fad before returning to the all-consuming lives we lead. These are little more than marketing tactics to sell something new. Enjoying good food and time with family and friends should be at the core of everyone's lives (in my humble opinion) and I don't need a buzzword to incorporate that in my home. Slow down and enjoy life. Work will always be there tomorrow.
MarieGlobetrotter September 28, 2017
I agree. Though I don't think it's necessarily a Westerners thing (and Hygge is Danish anyway). These disconnections and disruptions are taking place in Asia as well for example, especially in Japan where they are trying to turn to other means as well to try to deal with it
MarieGlobetrotter September 26, 2017
This constant striving for peace and quiet, genuine lifestyles and social relationships is obviously very telling of the fractured era we live in. The fact that we are constantly trying something new also shows that these are ideals that cannot be reached.
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