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What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:31 pm
by Admin
What does the word/term passion mean to you? Is it just an emotion/feeling, or is it something deeper?

To some, passion means the suffering of Christ. To others it is a driving force for how they approach something (the desire to be the best musician, artist, etc.). To others, it is an ethical or philosophical aspect of life. What is it to you?

Here is what Webster's dictionary has to say:

Main Entry: pas·sion
Pronunciation: 'pa-sh?n
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin passion-, passio suffering, being acted upon, from Latin pati to suffer — more at
Date: 13th century
1 often capitalized a : the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death b : an oratorio based on a gospel narrative of the Passion
2 obsolete : suffering
3 a (1) : emotion <his ruling passion is greed> (2) plural : the emotions as distinguished from reason b : intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction c : an outbreak of anger
4 a : ardent affection : love b : a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept c : sexual desire d : an object of desire or deep interest

To me, passion is what drives us to do things. More than that, it is what drives us to do our best. Without passion, the music we create would be unbearable. Our stories would be unreadable. Our films would lack that certain something that gives them their entertainment value.

Think of passion as what the 'force' is in Star Wars. It is the tie that binds. It can be used for good and it can be used for the not so good. The more passion you have for something, the more intense the results of your endeavors.

Re: What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:29 am
by Safegaard
Different cultures and different languages make it a very big Topic.

Around here we use the word pretty often.

If a person like something and have it as a Hobby it could be it.
Most Stamp Collectors have a passion for Stamps or we would say Collectors in general have a passion for their objects.

Or it could be Sport too -

To me personally it's more like feelings, Hate, Love, Jalousie, Laziness, and so on.

It really is a big Topic.

Re: What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:31 am
by duffman
What at times, I am willing to place above all else.
The presence that is always with me.
What drives me.
What I return too.
My release.

The suffering I am willing to endure. Yes suffering. Whether it's is the nagging and constant anguish of self doubt; "Is this good enough?", or the willingness to suffer the barbed comments of others.They heard it. They saw it. But do they understand?

I have, and will continue to, return time and time again to my passion. For the suffering and joy.


Re: What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:57 am
by Harb40
I agree Safegaard, culture does have a lot to do with how someone sees this word.

Nice one Duffman.

Re: What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:05 pm
by Rik Vargard
I think that when something is really into your head and your heart, it is passion. And then there are many different layers and levels and so on... But I think that when you watch 1 minute of video like 50 times because you want to be sure of the editing, you're passionate about it. Then there's being perfectionist and all... so yeah, different levels... all good, because you're working on your creation on your terms, walking your walk of art. I know I talk about artistic stuff here, but passion can be found all over... like in sports, games and yeah... also History and even politics and business ... I think that being passionate make you accept defeat and move on farther and higher.

And then, there's the next thing: what are your intentions? Why do you do what you do? But that's another story ;)

Re: What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:46 pm
by Roger
I have many passions.

Music, gaming, history and probably most importantly people.

Re: What does passion mean to you?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:52 pm
by Admin
Very well put Rik.