Passionate People

Passion has always fascinated me. Although I can’t say that I have ever been passionate about anything. I’m average in a lot of ways and I recognize that I’m slightly skilled in several ways but not enough in anything that I’ve discovered to be passionate in it. Yet those who are passionate make me so happy. I love passion and I love seeing what it does to people and what great things it causes in them. I love seeing the excitement in their eyes when they’re talking about whatever they’re passionate about, I love knowing all those little things about people that get them excited because it’s happiness. If you know what someone is passionate about you know the piece that keeps them going daily, you know the biggest part of their lives, the one thing they would do over anything else in an ideal world.

There are different types of passionate people and one of the most interesting to me is those who are passionate about everything. These are the people who are so full of life that they can just talk about anything with a sense  of life and passion. While socially I find these people very fascinating, I also find them particularly aggravating. Why it’s so amazing to be so passionate, what’s the point? I love that you love everything or hate everything, but everything makes you so excited that I can’t be around that without feeling so inferior and overwhelmed. Then it gets to the point where the passion becomes irritating, yes I get it, you love the grass, you hate the rain, you love the trees but hate the smell, and after hours upon hours of hearing about it all I’m annoyed. Therefore, I only like to observe those who are passionate about everything, you are interesting and keep to your own, those who are also passionate about everything. You do you.

I love the creative passionate people and I would say I’m rather partial to writers and filmmakers. Talk to a writer about their latest character they’ve developed and if they’re willing to share the details and thoughts are not only amazing but the light in their eyes is just beautiful. There is nothing more beautiful in my opinion than seeing passion in someone’s eyes. Filmmakers are some people that I have found on the internet, and although I do not personally know any I wish I did. These aren’t your average YouTubers, but I find them on YouTube. When a person who creates content because they find it fun and they are passionate about it, that’s wonderful but you can’t always see it in their content. Once they start to talk about the short film they created you see it. You see it in their face how proud they are, or maybe the slight disappointment. The disappointment however, proves the passion. They want it to be perfect because that’s how great they feel about it. Passionate people pour everything into their passion and then when it’s not quite right they are typically disappointed because it’s something they want to be perfect.

Finally there are the people like me, I’m assuming I’m not the only one, the people fascinated by passion and are searching for theirs. Although to myself my personal journey is rather dull and boring since I live it everyday but those other people like me are captivating. The journey a person takes to find out what they need to be passionate. We see that light in the eye of all those around us and we want that. We want to find the things that we want to pour our souls into rather than things we enjoy mildly. Our journey’s however different than those who have already found such passions, we all yearn for what they have, the sparkle of the eye, and the excited language use.

It sounds corny and I don’t know how else to say it, but never stop being passionate.

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2 thoughts on “Passionate People

  1. kamahi October 24, 2014 / 10:46 am

    I loved this post! Great job Mary!
    Side note-I feel like I’m in a similar boat as you. I don’t know what I’m passionate about. I like a lot of things and I dislike a decent amount of things, but I don’t feel like there is any one thing that I love or anything that I truly hate either. I’m curious to see if that will change or if maybe not everyone has a strong defined passion.

    • Mary October 24, 2014 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you! I think everyone comes to terms with their passion eventually, for people like us I think it just take time.

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