Reader Contribution | Human behavior and psychology: The “P” factor
“Hey, so tell me about your passions” – The common complaint of today’s youth is that they don’t have an answer to that or are unsure. We are always digging ourselves with the curiosity to know our passions and take it to a step further. Passion is what you are willing to suffer for, make […]
“Hey, so tell me about your passions” – The common complaint of today’s youth is that they don’t have an answer to that or are unsure. We are always digging ourselves with the curiosity to know our passions and take it to a step further.
Passion is what you are willing to suffer for, make persistent efforts irrespective of the adversities that come your way. For which you are willing to give away everything but not give up.
On another note Justin Musk precisely put ” We confuse the activity with the value behind the activity”. What Steve job was passionate about was not computers but his drive towards simplicity. He made it his obsession and today apple has found its identity in simplicity.
Remember when you were a kid you would try everything uninhibitedly, you wouldn’t settle down till you got what you want. How you just lost tracks of your meals for the love of playing in the fields. Did you first calculate then the relative pros and cons of playing cricket vs football? You just ran around the playground and played . You dreamt and asked silly questions staying recursively. There was no second thought , “Well, what will my uncle say if I pursue this?” How will spending my most of times reading literature,comics or drawing and visualizing affect my future prospects?” You were guided by an eternal excitement. You were inquisitive.
Don’t get stuck up in life because you have not figured your passions yet. The truth is it is always in front of you. You are just ignoring it. Behave as a child, bring back that uninhibited version of yours. It will open you to things you always had it in self. Try to recognise the patterns. Find that activity which dominates a significant amount of your free time, your conversations, your favorites,and it dominates them without you consciously pursuing it or looking for it.
Filling yourself with negative thoughts won’t get you anywhere either. The problem is not a lack of passion for something. The problem is your reluctance in trying things whether new or the one you love. the problem is your disapproval to perseverance. The problem is you are myopic about your interests.
Trace your life back , recount things you wanted to be, the habits you developed naturally, what consumed most of your time. You will be amazed at finding the hidden clues and things that could fit in.
Contributed by: Isha Chandaliya, an engineering undergraduate