The up: to live with passion is to be alive.
We are not so much concerned with discovering the meaning of life as to know we are alive.
Passion is unique to each person. What the best passionate kinds of life have in common is they are blue – as in hyperlinked. To others, to other worlds and to the universe.
The down: people and institutions will be threatened by your passion, and make you suffer for it.
But, with the first deep, primordial breath of life a Human takes, there also comes passion: our striving to be fully alive.
Not to be able to do what we are passionate about is like being asked not to breathe.
I can quieten myself and listen to my breathing. I can quieten myself and listen to my passion too.