Here’s a  wonderful short animation film by Daniel Martinez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez that I could share again, thanks to my friend Astrid.

A Blue Dad takes his lively Orange Kid to school everyday and tries to teach him the “right way”. As days go by and they slowly comply to conformity, they both start to lose their “true colours”, that make them who they are…

Feed your fire.

More info: http://www.alike.es/

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生き甲斐 : Ikigai

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being”, “the reason to live”, your raison d’être.

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Morning mist. Mountains of Anhui, China.

In the culture of Okinawa, Ikigai is thought of as “your reason to wake up in the morning”, your reason to enjoy life.

So, have you found your Ikigai? What makes you get up in the morning?

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This is one of the most refreshing talks I have watched in 2016, and I thought it would be nice to start the year with some lessons of courage. Enjoy!

“… in my research I found that people who really change the world, who change the way we live and the way we think, are the people who were met with initial and often violent rejections. People like Martin Luther King, Jr., like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, or even Jesus Christ. These people did not let rejection define them. They let their own reaction after rejection define themselves. And they embraced rejection.”

“When you get rejected in life, when you are facing the next obstacle or next failure, consider the possibilities. Don’t run. If you just embrace them, they might become your gifts as well.”

– Jia Jiang

More info:
http://rejectiontherapy.com/
http://www.wujulearning.com/