My ikigais are my family and friends. I would be now where without those two things. They are essential in my life. Both my friends and family love and support me and care about my well being, and they are the reason i get up in the morning. When i asked my mother what her ikigai was, she said the same thing–her family. She lives for my dad, my sister, and me. She said that without us, she would be nothing and so she lives for us.