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anth_ony 12-14-2008 05:26 PM

So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Last night I couldn't get to sleep for whatever reasons and the question "what are you the most passionate about?" came across my mind. I wasn't thinking about my passion for family, love, or things like that necessarily, but what object or entity do I truly and wholly care about? My thought process went kind of like this..

Drums. No, playing drums. Well no, playing music. But even then, I love writing. So maybe it's being involved with art. Well, having the gift of expression is part of being an artist, right? So it's expression; expressing what is true to me. Expressing myself is my true passion.

It just sort of struck me in a weird way to think that the one nonliving, inanimate thing that I truly and wholly care about is something that is as natural and human as self expression.

My current life has revolved around this sort of.. philosophy, I guess, of simply "being". So.. being passionate about "being"? It makes sense, right? (expressing what is true to me, etc.) How awesome is that?

I know this isn't an uncommon thought, but it's probably healthy to think about from time to time. Care to share your passions?

John Sharples 12-23-2008 09:21 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Itís also healthy to think about the things youíre thankful for. Wright them down on paper and look at it often.

Ian Williams 12-24-2008 12:48 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
One of them (passions) is to help people, and to thank those who helped me and still do in life.

stasz 12-24-2008 02:13 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
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Originally Posted by anth_ony (Post 513982)
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DrummerDavid 12-24-2008 04:28 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
I am passionate about Lani.

zambizzi 12-24-2008 04:58 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
I'll exclude the obvious that need no mention such as God, family, etc. It goes without saying that those things preclude all others.

- Music
- Humanity
- Problem Solving

These are the three biggest things I balance internally every single day. If I could be a "working" musician and live comfortably that way, the other two would easily be disposable. If I weren't a code monkey (professionally), I'd be a freaky Anarcho-Libertarian economist.

Monica McCoy 12-24-2008 09:48 AM

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aydee 12-24-2008 10:26 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anth_ony (Post 513982)


My current life has revolved around this sort of.. philosophy, I guess, of simply "being". So.. being passionate about "being"? It makes sense, right? (expressing what is true to me, etc.) How awesome is that?

I know this isn't an uncommon thought, but it's probably healthy to think about from time to time. Care to share your passions?



Its a great question to ask yourself. I think it helps sharply focus what it is that you want to do on this earth. The lucky ones get to do things they are deeply passionate about and therein lies the secret of a satisfying life.

The semi-lucky ones ( I wont call them unlucky because I fall in this category..), spend a lifetime looking for passion.

A person of artistic inclinations ,imo, is more dependant on passion than a lets say, a chartered accountant.

My problem is that I'm passionate about too many things which often frustrates me. Its like spreading the jam too thin on the toast. I'd love to be able to be completely absorbed in music, but alas, life gets in the way.. its pushes , pulls etc...

For me balancing passion, with responsibilities, personal values and beliefs...is the circle of life.

" Who am I and what am I doing here". Answer that truthfully to yourself and you might get a glimpse of the road to your passion.



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crowapollyon 12-30-2008 06:39 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
My passion, is to play drums to help keep the memory of my grandfather alive, and i also love just playing the drums =P

drozzy 12-30-2008 01:30 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Music - Recording, playing, writing, listening, absorbing. List goes on.

Heritage - Remembering and acknowledging my roots, family and origins.

Philosophy - Guess this goes on the line of expressing ones self, or why they want to express themselves, this was probably the more recent passion that came from reading a lot.

Design/Architecture - not just in designing buildings, which is what I study and enjoy, but also just how everything in out world is structured and created, family systems, heirarchys, etc, links into the previous.

maddrummr 12-30-2008 07:50 PM

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I have always shared a hidden passion for the art of warfare. Battle tactics of yesteryear and modern tactics as well. Weaponry has always been an interesting topic for me to look up.

My parents would kill me if I said any of this to them though. They are very anti-war and anti-gun.

michael drums 12-31-2008 04:06 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Well...


Golf, pool, music, my computer, home theater, travel, oh...did I mention, drums?

And, of course...family.


;-)

Ainulindale 12-31-2008 06:27 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
my kids, Elizabeth and Katherine are everything to me, like having my own angels here on earth, i tell my wife that my life really started to mean something when our first daughter was born, without my family i would'nt want to think where i might have ended up ;-)

Derek 01-01-2009 07:10 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zambizzi (Post 517818)
I'll exclude the obvious that need no mention such as God, family, etc. It goes without saying that those things preclude all others.

- Music
- Humanity
- Problem Solving

These are the three biggest things I balance internally every single day. If I could be a "working" musician and live comfortably that way, the other two would easily be disposable. If I weren't a code monkey (professionally), I'd be a freaky Anarcho-Libertarian economist.

Thanks Zam. For me you nailed it with your first line in your post. Those are the ones that truly preclude all others.

For me, after that -

Music
Physical and Mental Fitness
The Great Outdoors

volume_3 01-01-2009 09:23 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
For me its photography.

This is the one thing I can read about, teach myself the theory and be taught about by someone else, that i dont get bored with.

I love playing drums but if i ever had lessons i'd get bored of them within months.
Im studying photography at the moment and my passion grows constantly.

mattsnoise 01-03-2009 05:51 PM

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I shall echo that from the person below - photography is great - drumming also, there is something creative about both that as yet i can't seem to get from school.... shame. I know what i would much rather be doing.

That Guy 01-03-2009 05:54 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
I'm most passionate about my daughter's health and happiness. It's a life long adventure.

rockinrider 01-03-2009 10:01 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by anth_ony (Post 513982)
..."what are you the most passionate about?" ... Care to share your passions?

Easy one for me!

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...th_playing.jpg

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w...rrogetacow.jpg


Zen x 2!

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That Guy 01-04-2009 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by rockinrider (Post 522556)

Ha, I'm always fascinated at our members passions. Nice pic R.R.

MedievalKnight 01-05-2009 02:19 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Music
Writing anything from songs to poems of anything that can be think of
Surviving every day
Working with race cars ( atleast be a part of the crew :P)
Gardening roses

pics later ;)

anth_ony 01-06-2009 03:07 PM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 517910)
" Who am I and what am I doing here". Answer that truthfully to yourself and you might get a glimpse of the road to your passion.

I just thought that should be posted again :)

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It's so interesting to read these posts and have that sort of glimpse into another person's mind. I've been taking part in a lot of self discovery lately and I don't really want it to stop any time soon. The more I discover about the universe around me, the more I discover about myself. It's really neat, and I would suggest it to anyone wants a serious adventure.

ShaysRebellion 01-08-2009 12:08 AM

Re: So.. what are you the most passionate about?
 
Well lets see.

-My girlfriend, spending time with her, and getting to know her better is my all time goal.
-Drumming, learning, and getting something down are the best parts.
-Going to Florida to visit realtives, and the tropical venues.
-Listening to music, anything from Metal to jazz :]
-My dogs, Maltese, toy poodle, little guys i know.
-Food, Cooking, culinary stuff, i really express my creativity when im cooking :]


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