Good question! This forced me to get fairly introspective and reflect on what I’m most passionate about. The easy answer would be art, as it consumes a lot of my life and has helped me through trying times. But I wanted to get an outsider perspective so I reached out through Facebook, asking my friends what they thought I was most passionate about.
There were varying answers: dogs, memes, the Legend of Zelda, Marvel comics, noodles. All very true.
While I am very passionate about all of these things, I wanted to dig a little deeper. I think my passion lies in many things, but I think I’m most passionate about art, learning, and kindness.
Kindness means a lot of things in my eyes. It means respecting others’ lifestyles, cultures, beliefs, and religions. It means loving my friends to the point of madness (I love my friends a lot, okay.) It means holding the door for someone, collaborating on a project, saying “thank you” to a professor…the list goes on and on.
I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to learn–even if it’s a little overly ambitious. I want to consume all the knowledge I can, whether that’s through music, reading, films, or just experiencing the wonderfully mundane but magical moments of the day: getting coffee with friends, eating ice cream in the park, or scribbling on a piece of paper while listening to good music.
And art, dude, how could I not be passionate? It’s always been there for me.
Then again, maybe dogs should make the top 10… I really am passionate about those fluffy, lovable creatures.