Following on from the news that my book, Social Anxiety Revealed will be published by Crooked Cat later this year, hence giving a big boost to my passion: raising awareness of social anxiety, I looked up quotes about passion and found these:
Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.
~T. S. Eliot
Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.
~Jon Bon Jovi
I started posting one a day on Facebook. In fact I was ready to post the last one when tragedy struck in Manchester, UK, making me think again. Whatever you want to do, be passionate? I think the perpetrator of that horrendous crime was passionate, but he was passionate about the wrong thing. Considering the beliefs he held, I think it would have been better if he hadn’t been passionate about them.
So instead of posting that last quote, I wrote one of my own:
Your passion should stimulate you to help fellow humans – not harm them.
I added: “Over the last few days, I’ve been posting quotes about passion. This one is mine, inspired by Manchester and similar atrocities, perpetrated by people with the wrong sort of passion.”