Passion isn’t what it used to be

Passion: Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin passio(n- ) (chiefly a term in Christian theology), from Latin pati ‘suffer’.

The artist rarely says, “I’d like to do less.” Instead she wonders how to contribute more, because the very act of creativity is the point of the work.*
Seth Godin

We speak of our passion when describing what it is that moves us and energises us into activeness.

What if the thing that propels us in this modern sense is also the thing of suffering and sacrifice of the original meaning?

Such a thing would be the deepest passion of all.

*From Seth Godin’s blog: But what could you learn instead?

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