The most common moral boosters about Passion: “Follow your Passion!”, “Live with Passion”, “Find your Passion”, “Do it with Passion or not at all.”, “Ignite your passion”, “Chase down your Passion”, “Don’t underestimate the power of Passion”, “Without Passion, Life is nothing!”, “Know your Passion”.
You know what I say about Passion? … “BAH HUMBUG!”
No that’s not my depressed soul belching out in rebellion. It’s my impatient self putting up with a society that makes depressed people happy by using terms that wanna make me stick a wooden spoon down my throat!
Kidding folks. I’m just trying to make my impression of a Randy Quaid rant. Probably didn’t come close.
But, but but, …..
Passion is not what we are taught these days. If I had a choice to describe what passion is, I would rather describe passion in the heated sexual context rather than the spoon gagging sense that makes so many self motivation phrases possible. So don’t get me wrong. I’m not against passion.
Passion is unmistakable and magical. Passion is not something you seek. Passion is something you can’t control. Passion is not within your control. Passion in itself means you don’t have a choice. You can’t choose to follow your passion, as people are already following if they have a passion. So enough about passion. What is it that draws me to rant and rage about such a powerful idea? It’s the idea that people feel you can follow, know, believe, and be drawn to their passion. That is not the truth.
So what is it? If we can’t follow, enjoy, and be immersed and choose to do these this with Passion, then what can we do it with?
You can apply all the above verbs to your curiosities. Lets play with my paragraph above:
Curiosities are unmistakable and magical. Curiosities are something you seek. Curiosities are something you CAN control. Curiosity is within your control. Curiosity in itself means you DO have a choice. You can choose to follow your curiosities, as people choose which curiosities to follow every day. So engage yourself with your curiosities! What is it that draws me to rave about such a powerful idea? It’s the idea that people feel you can follow, know, believe, and be drawn to their curiosities. That IS the truth!
And just in case you need your motivational phrases, use these instead:
“Follow your Curiosities!”, “Live with Curiosity”, “Find your Curiosities”, “Do it with Curiosity or not at all.”, “Ignite your Curiosities”, “Chase down your Curiosities”, “Don’t underestimate the power of Curiosities”, “Without Curiosities, Life is nothing!”, “Know your Curiosities”.
Now there is a true magical and enchanted word.