Passion Monday April 25, 2005, 4 comments

In a world full of apathy, passion seems a rare fruit indeed. And it’s too bad. I have a theory that if more people did things they truly loved, and worried less about material gain, the world would be a far happier place. It’d also be cleaner and more fun.

I’m passionate about the environment, my own personal growth and being a parent. I’m also, as you may have noticed, passionate about the Internet and the possibilities it offers. Though it has a long way to go, I do believe the Internet will do more for the education and emancipation of humanity than anything else in history.

I’m passionate about cycling, though I am not as fit as I once was. Human powered transportation makes environmental sense as well as practical sense. It keeps us fit. And keeping fit physically keeps our minds fit. And fit minds don’t need to be leashed and punished by the medications science is handing out like candy.

I’m passionate about music. Music, to me, is like the language of the soul, above and beyond words. Emotions made aural, thoughts articulated in tone. Music transcends boundaries of race, color, creed, gender and age. It’s timeless to those who care enough to listen.

Those are a couple of my passions. I am lucky enough to work in a field I am passionate about, and I’m lucky enough to be able to turn another of my passions into a regular occurance. It helps me remain alive and aware of the possibilities that abound around me. I’ve only touched the surface, there’s so much more I am passionate about.

So what are you passionate about?


Comments

Jorge Tuesday April 26, 2005


I’m passionate about everything.

Above all else, my wife.

You already know what I am passionate about anyway. :)

Adrian Tuesday April 26, 2005


Yeah, I know what you’re passionate about, but the rest of the world doesn’t.

K Tuesday April 26, 2005


passionate about… :think: mmh… can’t say that here heheee… no just kidding.

i burn passionately for everything i get into my fingers – luckily i didn’t burned them yet …

Sweetie Tuesday April 26, 2005


hmmm…this could be a long list:
science
lack of public understanding and education about science and medicine
our apathy toward public education
the environment
my family
my fellow human in need
gardening
unraveling the secrets of our world

I’ll stop there for your sake. Thanks for reminding me what matters!

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