I had such high expectations from this book, and I am disappointed. I found this book trying to fill in pages and distracting from the topic in hand, Ikigai. I would have relished the contrast between the various schools of thought with Ikigai. But when a book about Ikigai dedicates an entire chapter to Yoga and a major portion to Stoicism, it gets distracting. I would have preferred the authors to stick to the core message throughout the book.
I appreciate the effort put in to research the topic and interviewing people. But the way of compiling and presenting the information doesn’t justify the effort. It’s the regular ‘how to lead an ideal life’ packed in a cover of Ikigai. I believe there are better sources out there to learn about the topic, than this book. Needless to say it didn’t resonate with me as much I thought it would.