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Yūyū Jiteki (悠々自適 – Leisurely)

  • Yūyū Jiteki


    Someday, I would like to live a life that is described as yūyū jiteki (悠々自適).

    Yūyū jiteki is a four-character idiom that means to live a free and quiet life away from the troubles of the world.

    Yūyū (悠々) describes a state of being relaxed and calm.

    In addition, jiteki (自適) means to enjoy things as one’s heart desires.

    A life represented by either yūyū or jiteki is wonderful, and combining them makes it even more awesome.

    Unfortunately, I might be leading a life far from both yūyū and jiteki today.

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