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Ikigai for Social Justice – LY CPD Session Snapshot

Event Snapshot written by LY Intern – Finn Lee

Article Summary Points:

What is Ikigai?

To begin the session, Sheetal highlights the different components of ikigai.

Within ikigai, there are four categories. These categories are as follows:

  • That which you love
  • That which the world needs
  • That which you can be paid for
  • That which you are good at

In this session, Sheetal uses visuals to demonstrate how the above-mentioned categories correspond with each other to form traits which can be used to find one’s ikigai in their legal career.

Ikigai in Social Justice

Sheetal interrogates the grey areas in finding ikigai within social justice matters, pointing out that sometimes it may be difficult to identify the answers to the categories mentioned earlier.

To counter this issue, Sheetal introduces a new concept known as ‘The Diversity Collective’s Model For Social Change’.

What You Can Do For Social Change

Using the new model for social change, there are a set of questions which should be answered when identifying what you can do for social change.

During this CPD session, Sheetal opens a discussion about the following questions, specifically about how to find answers to them.

  • What identities do you hold?
  • What brings you joy?
  • What are your personal strengths?
  • What needs to be done?
  • What communities do you belong to?

If you enjoyed this session or could not make it but are interested in Sheetal’s fantastic insights, come a long for the ride as Sheetal is set to host more sessions which you certainly do not want to miss!

This Q&A Lawyer Feature post does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion on any matter discussed and, accordingly, it should not be relied upon. It should not be regarded as a comprehensive statement of the law and practice in this area.

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