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In the Japanese language, there is a term to design the behavior of a person who buys books only to leave them unread on a shelf at home. This term is ‘tsundoku’ and it implies the combination of the verbs ‘to read’ and ‘to pile up’. Hence, the meaning ‘of buying reading material only to have it piled up’. However, the word itself bears no offense to the people who associate themselves with it.
... or the collection addiction, was first spotted in Thomas Frognall Dibdin’s novels and it describes the unstoppable act of collecting first editions and illustrated copies of literature.
Later on, the same term would describe a person who is more passionate about rather than obsessed with building up a collection of literature.
Initially, the term was used only to describe the behavior of a person who is rather passionate about the idea of buying books only to leave them unread on a shelf at home.
However, over time, individuals have come to use the word in order to explain their behavior in regards to films, television shows, clothing or video games. Therefore, nowadays the term can be used to portray someone who is keen on making a collection of any kind.
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People everywhere read words in a very similar way regardless if it is made from pictures, such as pictographs (Chinese characters), or words made from letters.
Some of the earliest writing is from 3000B.C. Mesopotamia. They recorded entries on tablets about the quantities of goods in some kind of bookkeeping.
They wrote down in order to keep account of who delivered what when. But this system was still far away from expressing ideas and writing great works of literature.
This is a way of life in Japan, where people work towards what they love doing, and do that with passion. Iki means life, and gai means ‘to be worthwhile’; loosely translated, Ik...
As the ikigai method of living one’s life has gained massive international attention in recent times, the concept itself is struggling to find a connection with reality in its homeland, where the downside of working 14-hour days is showing.
The term was initially mentioned in the 14th Century and was then seen in the novel Kokoro (The Heart Of Things) by Natsume Soseki in 1912. As Japan emerged from an era of isolation and started embracing the international, industrial world, the new way of life started to interest the population.
The devastation of World War II brought the era of growth, known as the ‘economic miracle’, where the people of the country were filled with new energy, and had the focus and drive to achieve the impossible.
... is a somewhat overlooked discipline that occupies the space between psychology and behavioral economics. Advertisers and marketers trying to tempt us to spend money are well aware of it.
Lovers of risk, anxious investors trade frequently and believe they have the edge over others. Many have absolutely no idea what their returns actually were and only remember their good decisions.
For hoarders, money represents security. They abhor risk and may even stockpile cash that they would probably be better off investing — or even spending.
Find an advisor you feel comfortable with who can discuss the right investment approach — and level of risk — for you.