I seem to have LOTS of passions....each for a short
time. I don`t necessarily get bored with them but I get
fired up about something else and that takes my attention.
you believe that some people simply don`t have that singular passion
that is so often talked about by the "find your passion" folks?
Now that`s an interesting take on things: Is passion something everyone naturally has?
I`ll go back to my definitions and differences between love and
passion. Love is where we hold a tangible thing as our highest value.
Passion is where we hold an abstraction as our highest value. Love is
concrete, passion is idealized.
Following that logic, a related question is whether all people have the
capability to think in abstractions, then; do all people develop
themselves to where they think in abstractions. Based on reports from
the world of education, no, not everyone chooses to develop abstract
thinking. Everyone can, but not everyone wants to.
But that doesn`t explain the other issue of having many passions and
being unable to, or choosing to not focus on one passion specifically.
For some people it might be a self-discipline issue. For others,
perhaps a biochemical issue. We could say that tolerance for boredom is
often a chemistry issue, but can be psychological.
Then there are people who just have a whole lot of interests and really
want to experience them all. Leonardo Da Vinci was so caught up in his
interests and passions he wrote with both hands at the same time so he
could put together two books simultaneously. :-) Presumably he had a
LOT he wanted to get done!
There`s definitely an argument to be made as to whether or not we
"need" a passion, or if we "have to have" a passion to get on with
life. No, we don`t.
This particular thread, though, is targeted at people who really want
to start a business; would like to be passionate about that business;
have heard they can or should find a passion; and don`t know where to
Going back to the old cliche: "If you love what you do, you`ll never
work a day in your life." I think that`s the context of a discussion
about passion. I also think we`d all agree that working at a drudgery
type of job is one thing, but working at something that you`re
passionate about is entirely different, right?