Passion and Wildcards
February 8, 2011 § 2 Comments
In life, you get wildcards, cards that are dealt to your hand that can have unpredictable effects on your life. They can act as turning points, allow you to fuel ahead, or act as incubators of personal development.
School is one of these wildcards, meant to position pupils with older, and wiser mentor-like figures who have the ability to give shape to the course of one’s life. Internships or jobs picked up also shape as their environments lead to other other ideas, personalities and leads. Friends will also shape your outlook and habits throughout life, and to an extent, you are defined by who you choose to surround yourself with.
Passion is another wildcard as it can allow you to persevere and go doggedly forward just because you’re so dang passionate. It might not matter that you’re worn and tired, or that you’ve faced harsh criticism, passion is a form of raison d’etre — your reason of being, you want to, and need to see it through because it fills you and gives you meaning. Though there may be drudgery in the form of the journey, but passion will help you trump them all.
Wildcards are not trump cards though, they have the ability to be, but they also just aren’t. School and work can break a soul, friends can lead you down an unfavourable hole, and passion, too can blind you to what is really important.