Selfishness and Passion

  • Posted on: 1 December 2014
  • By: jared

I’m an incredibly passionate person. And I don’t just mean romantically passionate, but passionate about life. I love to find those gems that make me happy. Seeing paint on canvas and the emotions from the artist. Experiencing flight as the hull of a catamaran lift out of the water. Or feeling the waves of sound from a live orchestra reverberate throughout your body.

It’s hard to say more than, a passionate life is an interesting one.

With passion come selfishness. You constantly want the high that come from the joy of your passions. You become obsessed with your passions. You have to sacrifice, other around you have to sacrifice. You invest a lot of time, money, and energy into things. Reflecting upon what I want, I can’t help but realize, I am so selfish. Is wrong to want to self, of course not. To be mad and frustrated about things and realize that your being petty and selfish seems a bit childish.

So I’m selfish because I’m passionate, and I think I’m ok with that. Maybe someday I’ll stop being childish, but I hope not too soon.