Upon reading his post, I thought back to what I talked about in one of my previous posts, about how we just need to find what we love to do. Something we are passionate about and get busy with it. In that post, I also shared the same opinion that we should continually try new things until we find the thing for us. Instead of simply thinking about it without taking any action.
However, I feel that a key takeaway from his post would be the fact that it is not your passion if you only enjoy the results and not the process. It really made me think. It reminded me of other anime quote editors on Instagram who would claim to love editing but easily give up if they failed to receive enough recognition. I have stuck around for years to gain a decent following and yet some come and go within a short span of a few months due to “lack of followers”. Just because the Internet, social media in particular, can help one to get instant gratification from like and comment notifications, it does not mean that the action one takes to achieve those likes and comments is necessarily his or her passion.
Aside from that, in his post, he also mentioned that if it’s truly something you are passionate about, you would do whatever it takes to keep consistent with it. It made me wonder whether writing is truly my “passion”. After some thought, I feel that writing and editing quotes onto pictures are simply methods which I utilise to express my thoughts. A way for me to relieve myself of the thoughts that whirl around in my head on a daily basis. Thus, if I lack any motivation or inspiration on a particular day, it would prove difficult to edit or write. I would not be able to be consistent because it is not a passion, just a means to relieve myself. Sometimes, I may not be in the mood to write at all. Perhaps I may be feeling empty and lack the emotions and thoughts to write up a post. Despite all this, I would still like to try my best to post regularly. Since this is something I take comfort in doing. It makes me feel like I am doing something with my life.
Can I consider it as my passion?
Or is it simply an escape from my timid self that is too scared to say anything.
Or to escape from the silence and being silenced by the pressure of those around.
Or perhaps, simply to have my thoughts recognised by others.
In his post, he also mentioned the need to attain stability such that you can sustain yourself long enough to find your passion. Of course, this is crucial because, as he mentioned, you have no idea how long your journey to find your passion will take. You may not find your passion as easily as others so you have to at least find something you do not mind doing. Something that is viable to sustain you long enough to find your true passion. Although in the process, you may just find that the work you decided to do simply as a means to sustain you till you find your passion becomes what you enjoy doing.
You never know when or where you will find out what your passion is.
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