Most of the trainees are blocked by the second question. The master tries to offer them guidance.
Oran: You don’t have to be good at everything; just chose something you like; then self-practicing and training speaks for itself…
Linked questions are harder to answer than separated questions. But that makes the chain stronger! The trainees have to explore more the first question! They will have to put some effort for their ikigai.
The master continues.
Oran: Also… your ikigai must have a reason! To like something and be really good at it… feels kind of empty,without a sense of usefulness! That your work might give impact to something… or someone… What do you like,and you are good at, must also complete the next question! What helps the world?
The master explains with patience and hand gestures. More and more complex the path becomes, and Oran wants his trainees to understand what the rings represent!
Oran: When you start to connect two or three links, the path seems a slight clearer…
The master mildly taps, with his foot, the water where the three rings connect. The water symbolizes the clearness of the path!
The third question offer confidence to Dylan!
Dylan: I’m good
The young boy is proud that he has found a direction!
Dimia: I’m retarded…
Dimia becomes discourage. The third question has blocked her. Hunting has no place in this civilization. When hunger will be an issue, then her hunting skill might come to a practical use. Unfortunately for Dimia, PANGAEA offers care to all of its inhabitants.
The master observes how the ikigai’s questions breaks the flow of many trainees. They are young. They first must discover the word! The master continues with the last link!
Oran: If you do something that you like, that doesn’t mean everyday will be a good day… Some days your will enjoy and love what you do! In other days ... you will… just tolerate it. So… it is important, that when you look back to your work, you can find joy, fulfilment, accomplishment… and when you look forward… you can find hope! The last question connects with you! What helps you?