adjective: showing or caused by strong feelings or a strong belief
Passionate people are not hard to find. I find them everywhere doing various things in the name of passion; from sports to politics to the media to the entertainment industry. Some people do the craziest things citing passion. Others use it to inspire or motivate the rest of us. I suppose a normal dose of passion would be an oxymoron.
I have been passionate about many things over the years…family, education, work. But passion takes energy and because of that my passions wax and wane. I find as I get older I get more staunch in my beliefs and less passionate, which is sad. Passion not only takes enthusiasm, it also gives it. It takes on a life of it’s own which can be very gratifying.
I have a son who is passionate about sports. He was born that way. He could throw a ball and climb a ladder long before he could walk. He literally has to be active. Growing up he has learned statistics and history and bios of players of many different sports. He speaks the language. I admire him for his passion although it’s not something he is really conscious of, it is truly just who he is. He not only loves sports for the love of the game and for the competition, but he sees the potential they bring individuals and the hope and enthusiasm they bring for humanity. Sports unite us.
What would life be without passion? I want my kids to find their own passions, do work that intrigues them. “If you find your place in this world and do what you love, life will simply work out” I tell them, and I believe it whole heartily. I kind of like that about myself…admiring passion. Passionately.
“Passion is energy.
Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”