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What is your relationship to passion?

Asked by Simone_De_Beauvoir (38932points) May 28th, 2009

Are you a passionate person? what about? what form does your passion take?

Is passion in your partner/best friend important to you? why or why not?

Is passion (sexual or otherwise) something you fear?

I’ve always said that in a partner, I want passion right after intelligence (so, top 2 qualities) and it doesn’t matter what about, but they still have to be very driven…I expect passion from our sex, our interactions, our future…I hope for my kids to lead passionate lives as well…I approach my love live and activism passionately as well and this, of course, turns people off because the same passion doesn’t burn inside of them and also because people don’t like anything passionate, a lot of the time, and rename it with words like ‘extreme’ and ‘flighty’...but I want to know what you think about it…

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eponymoushipster's avatar

i took passion out for dinner once, we fooled around a bit, but i haven’t seen her since.

syz's avatar

We’ve met. We bump into each other occasionally.

drClaw's avatar

Passion is a great motivator in my life, but I try not to think about it too much because imo passion has to be natural to really be passion.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I get passion and ambition tangled up together. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s crazy good, across the board.

SirBailey's avatar

I invented it!

(QUICK! SOMEBODY!! What does the word mean?)

cookieman's avatar

@SirBailey: From the Oxford American Dictionary…

pas•sion noun

1:
• strong and barely controllable emotion : a man of impetuous passion.
• a state or outburst of such emotion : oratory in which he gradually works himself up into a passion.
• intense sexual love : their all-consuming passion for each other | she nurses a passion for Thomas.
• an intense desire or enthusiasm for something : the English have a passion for gardens.
• a thing arousing enthusiasm : modern furniture is a particular passion of Bill’s.

2: (the Passion) the suffering and death of Jesus : meditations on the Passion of Christ.
• a narrative of this from any of the Gospels.
• a musical setting of any of these narratives : an aria from Bach’s St. Matthew

SirBailey's avatar

I knew that. :)

Facade's avatar

I’m not particularly passionate about anything. My babe thinks it’s a problem. Oh well. Maybe that’ll change later on.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I’m trying to bring it forth in my life. I’ve had long-standing fears, as in since I was 3 or 4 years old, where I keep what I love to myself and express it only in daydreams. It’s been difficult for me to manifest them in the world for fear of “showing off” or coming off like I’m “trying to be better than other people.” Gee, I wonder who drummed that into my tiny head?

CMaz's avatar

Passion is alll the driving force I need. I have to Feeeeeel it. Or it won’t work for me. :-)

wundayatta's avatar

You get me talking about something I care deeply about, and you’ll see me get very intense, and you will feel my emotions spreading out through the room. It’s a neat feeling on my end, but I do try to curb it except when I really think the point I’m making is crucial. There are a lot of things I care deeply about or couldn’t you tell? ;-)

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Passion and I like to go long walks, eat at nice restaurants and watch movies together.
We’re thinking about adopting a cat soon.

Darwin's avatar

I get passionate about a lot of things. Sometimes it embarrasses my kids, especially if I am in public (“I’ll have what she’s having.”) but it often means I get to right a wrong or get the part.

OTOH sometimes it means I look like some kind of nut.

mcbealer's avatar

Passion is an intrinsic part of my being, and I embrace it. Sometimes people try to downplay it, putting an almost neurotic spin on it – by calling me intense. At times passion has brought great joy, and other times it has rocked my world with tremendous sorrow. Never a dull moment as is often said. I wouldn’t want to be any other way.

cyn's avatar

love him baby
with all my might
always and forever
passion=my love
always making love to it

YARNLADY's avatar

I lost that a long time ago. It just isn’t worth the pain.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@daloon you and I are alike, in some ways

Blondesjon's avatar

I become passionate at the drop of a hat. It doesn’t really matter what it’s about.

When the feeling hits I just roll with it.

dannyc's avatar

Passion is the elixir to motivate you to live happily. When you lose it, you start to age at an accelerated pace.

YARNLADY's avatar

@dannyc Maybe you have a different interpretation. I made a pledge to myself to be happy every single day for the rest of my life, and I don’t need or want ‘passion’ to interfere with that.

dannyc's avatar

@YARNLADY . From reading your answers in various threads, I believe you have a lot more passion than perhaps you may know. Not a criticism, just my feeling. Your words affect others through their passion. Perhaps it is a matter of definition.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Sometimes I think I’m too passionate, but other times I think I’m crazy for thinking that way. Passion, it all forms – family, friends, romantic relationships, vacations, beliefs, outings, etc. – is the leading force in my life. I don’t know how not to be passionate.

YARNLADY's avatar

@dannyc fair enough, I am thinking of passion as being very intense and physical.

mattbrowne's avatar

I’m passionate about new ideas.

Clair's avatar

i’m passionate about a lot of things. you can say one word and if i’m feeling it, it’s on. you can’t stop me once i get started, ever, really.
and @YARNLADY -it will always be worth it. pain shmain.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i think the only way things get done, are done well, and are done with a sense of honesty, is when there is a lot of passion involved.
for example, when i was writing a paper on gay marriage, i could hardly do anything but rant out loud to anyone that would (or wouldn’t) listen because i was so pissed. i received a high A on that paper though, so +1 for passion!

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