Friday, December 28, 2012

On passion, life, creativity and Greeks

"True creativity is impossible without some measure of passion."
Teresa Amabile
The other night, we were getting ready for tuck-in when I flipped the TV on and stumbled into the old John Cusack/Kate Beckinsale classic, Serendipity. You know how it is when you re-encounter an old friend on the broadcast-fed small screen: everything else kinda stops and you get sucked in.

Call me hopeless, but that's what happened.

And as often happens when you watch an old movie for the umpteenth time, you discover something new. This time, it was Jeremy Piven's character saying the following:
"You know, the Greeks didn't write obituaries. They only asked one question after a man died: 'Did he have passion?'"
That one made me stop and think. Because I'd like to think that we all have a certain amount of it in us, and that we'd recognize it long before anyone has to write - let alone read - our obituary.

Your turn: what are you passionate about?

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