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Passion - Essay

  • Date Submitted: 04/10/2011 02:05 PM
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Passion

A great man, Joss Whedon, the same man that brought you “Toy Story” once said “Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.” That quote sure makes the word passion, out to being something pretty great, especially when the Merriam-Webster dictionary only goes as far as to saying “Passion: a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept” So what is it that Mister Whedon sees in this noun? Well, I may be off the mark in this, but I honestly see it as a deeper subject than the dictionary implies it to be. I see it as the drive that truly makes one’s life great, if you have a true passion; it should consume your every living moment.
Now it is easy enough to ramble on about a word, but sometimes it’s better to give or show examples, so here are some examples of people you may know who have had or have a passion for something. The easiest way to describe the group of people is this: Every great human in our history books, had a passion. I’ll give you an example of someone, my favourite athlete, and someone you may recognise from the Olympic Games that are occurring in Vancouver at the moment, Aksel Svindal. Aksel is a ski racer, an amazing ski racer. He lives and breathes the sport. This is a man who has won the world cup tour two years and just recently won a gold and silver medal at the Olympics. But being a great athlete doesn’t necessarily show that you have a passion for the sport, but what did is this: Aksel crashed on the jump...

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