Defining our Person-hood by our Passions: A Follow up to My Previous Post

There are some people in the world who are born with a destiny in-hand; people who are meant to do something and are gifted with the passion to do it. Passion is an integral aspect for certain abilities. You don’t come across musicians who are lackadaisical about their music, just like you don’t come across writers who are indifferent concerning the meaning of “lackadaisical.” And with this zeal comes your duty. If you were born to be a great pianist, then you are cheating the world of a gift it deserves.

This image mimics the passion I feel when it comes to the written word. Thank you, Mark Rothko.

You might argue that having a talent does not necessitate a responsibility to follow it and logically, you’d be right. But then comes the question, do you want to live a completely logical life or will you open yourself up to vulnerability and emotion? It is in the very nature of an artist to choose the latter. So before I continue, let me go ahead and ostentatiously throw myself into that rare breed known as artists and explain why I could never deny myself this gift. I believe that any artist would come to the same conclusion; so, why deny a single person a chance to experience your gift, especially when it comes so naturally to you?

4 thoughts on “Defining our Person-hood by our Passions: A Follow up to My Previous Post

  1. Your comment about use of the word “lackadaisical” made me laugh because I just emerged from a rabbit-hole of research over whether or not to use the word “unuseful” in a Facebook post, even though it may not be a real word (I just thought it sounded better than the ‘correct’ word, “useless”).

    1. You sound like me! I spent 30 minutes last night debating with a fellow writer about whether I should write “weight-loss” or “weight loss,” and if the difference between the two depended on whether it was being used as a noun or a verb. I still think I’m right in that “weight-loss” is a noun and “weight loss” is a verb, but in the end it was decided that it wouldn’t be an issue for the article I was writing, and I was told not to worry about it.

      I still would like to know, dammit!

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