Thursday, January 21, 2010

Passion


"It's the same thing. Passion is passion. It's the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn't matter where it's directed [...] It can be coins or politics or horses or music or faith...the saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last. I'd love to hear your dad talk about coins, because that's when you see a person at has best, and I've found that someone else's happiness is usually infectious." (p71)
This is a quote I came across last night while I was reading Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. For reasons unrelated to anything actually going on in the book, this quote pretty much sums up my life philosophy, and I wanted to post about it separately.

I've mentioned before that I work in an environment-related field, and this quote just reminded me of why I do what I do and why I love what I do, even on days when it doesn't come easy.  This passion kept me going in college when I struggled through tough classes, and when I was working and began to wonder if what I was doing plays to my strengths. I work in the environment because I'm passionate about environmental issues, and what the quote says is really true - I do feel satisfaction because I'm following this passion. When I came across this quote, I knew I had to blog about it because the idea behind it - the importance of having passions in life - is so important to me.

What are you passionate about?

1 comment:

  1. I'm passionate about multiculturalism, and teaching kids how to think critically. :) And travel!

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