Meaning through devotion. DISCLAIMER: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE WOKE SALARYMAN AND NOT BY A RANDOM RICH PERSON THAT WANTS YOU TO WORK MORE.
Excellent narration with graphics to capture the spirit of Shokunin. In Sanatana Dharma (often identified as Hinduism), in Bhagavad Gita it is said that 'do your duty (Karma), you don't have right for the fruits of it'. Though this is bit different from Shokunin, we can still see some underlying common thread. Our ancestors were much more knowledgeable and clear-headed than us, per my opinion.
I think if you’ve sufficiently gained mastery over something, it brings about tremendous fulfillment (at the very most) and satisfaction (at the very least). Mastery of a certain craft is no small feat, and we value people who have dedicated their lives to attaining this most elusive of traits.
Thank you for making me think of mastery, and its overall importance in the never-ending pursuit of a meaningful life (however one might choose define it).
powerful picture to wrap the whole post