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 daynadaze
Joined: 2/11/2008
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I doubt we all possess it, some people are very flat when it comes to emotions, but also I find a lot of 'passionate' people to be kind of phony or maybe it's my view of them and I'm flat I can be quite passionate about things but I don't think that makes me feel more than the next person, somethings require a good thinker not a feeler, it just all depends on the situation and the individuals involved. I know some great people who do wonderful things for others and who have great relationships who are not what one would call passionnant, all too often I think the over indulgent think of themselves as passionate when really they are highly self-absorbed and not at all good in relationships. It's sometimes hard to define a truly passionate person from a truly deluded person.
 kpooks
Joined: 12/23/2008
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Posted: 7/13/2009 1:59:13 PM
Yes, but I think sometimes we're afraid to, for fear of love and loss, for fear that unleashing the passion will mean unleashing a beast that will cheat (my fear). I think we all possess it. But some of us have to dig down deep sometimes to find it, and even then we need an outlet, a destination, for that passion, which will return and reciprocate the passion back to us in a positive, encouraging, nurturing way, without censorship, without fear, without boundaries.
 Zephyr2553
Joined: 12/28/2008
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Posted: 7/14/2009 5:38:36 PM

Rod steward had a song about this a long time ago


"I don't wanna talk about it, how you broke my heart. If I stay here just a little bit longer, if I stay here won't you listen, to my heart,,,,,oh, to my heart."

My favorite was Mandolin Wind.
 Zephyr2553
Joined: 12/28/2008
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Posted: 7/14/2009 5:43:54 PM

Serenity has value too. Passion is the thunder and the lightning, the breath of life itself, being overwhelmed by the maelstrom, being drowned and burned alive, it's when your heart screams. Serenity gives us the strength to withstand passion, it is the knowledge that our hearts go on beating once they are done screaming, the storm passes, the world only seems to stop turning but never actually does. The counterpart to passion is necessary for us to experience passion and sustain. We tend to admire extremes -- the person who seems to us is always out pursuing some activity with passion and the person whose calm seems never ruffled: the monk, the meditator.


Serenity is nothing more than a byproduct of passion. Passion ends in climax, serenity is the cigarette and scrambled eggs afterwards...I rest my case.

No need to wax poetic or esoteric...it is what it is. Passion is the blood flowing through our veins, serenity is the seretonin it brings with it.

There's nothing mysterious or otherworldly about it. No need to shift the sand or throw out tea leaves....I feel very passionately about this!!
 Zephyr2553
Joined: 12/28/2008
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Posted: 8/13/2009 9:50:03 PM
I'm extremely passionate, yet simple in my approach to life. I want that seemingly evasive combination of acceptance, respect, admiration and passionate lovemaking that is so explosive and so extreme that after a few days, someone might call out the sheriff's department to check on the safety of the 'missing in action'.
I don't see anything wrong with that. I'm passionate about entertainment, about the ocean, about animals, family, people, life, adventure, wine, food, children, babies, politics, religion, science, history, art, travel......why shouldn't I be passionate about making love and enjoying love making?
 SLAFFA
Joined: 8/13/2007
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Posted: 7/23/2017 10:01:23 AM
What I want to know is either How or Why some of those Off Topic folks became so passionate about politics. Golly gee!

Maybe parents or upbringing somehow? They seem to dwarf those passionate about Religion or anything else at that Forum.
 IgottaName
Joined: 3/29/2014
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Posted: 7/23/2017 10:39:44 AM
I have 13 grand children and this post is older than any of them!
 purplerider1200
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Posted: 7/24/2017 5:52:26 PM

What I want to know is either How or Why some of those Off Topic folks became so passionate about politics.


I think they started, when politics started to influence their personal lives. People tend to notice, when less money goes into their pockets. Or they are presented a new bill that they must pay, courtesy of government.

About a month ago, I was listening to a local talk show. The subject, corporations, 1% rich, and when people started hating them. It started in the sixty's, with the hippy generation. Of course, it was handed down from generation to generation. And it spread. Since it was a topic with a lot people believing, (and hating) them, the dems picked up on it and started pushing that sort of thinking.

What I think is totally absurd, is that their leaders- Are part of that 1% percent that they hate. It just amazes me that they see nothing wrong with who they support. And if some financial disaster were to hit the country-They'd leave 'em in a heartbeat. (Actually, both parties would leave us high and dry. I'm not blind to know that one)

I'm for the party that offers the most freedom. Government has proved time and again, that they are terrible managers. I don't need or want their guidance. That's my passion- to be free to live and do what I want, and everyone stay out of my business.
 NewYorker58
Joined: 6/11/2013
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Posted: 7/24/2017 10:32:40 PM
Purple, I couldn't agree with you more. It's part of them being hypocrites: "What I think is totally absurd, is that their leaders- Are part of that 1% percent that they hate. It just amazes me that they see nothing wrong with who they support."
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 27
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Posted: 7/25/2017 4:13:33 AM
^^^
Fiscal conservatives are the worst
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 28
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Posted: 7/25/2017 6:54:03 AM
"how or why some of those political posters got so passionate"

>>I can only speak for myself, but I got into politics b/c I am interested in what makes people tick, what drives them to do what they do. i'm also interested in history, which of course is the record kept of our failures and successes. My mother did teach me the fun of just sitting back and people-watching. Old married couples and how they treat each other, kids versus their parents (and the age of the parent matters, I learn as I reach that age and realize that energy levels are no longer the same). maybe it comes from that seed, but I think passion comes from curiousity...do you notice what goes on in life that has nothing to do with yourself? I've known people who only notice in life, the few parts of it that have something to do with them, and couldn't care less about the rest. They aren't the people who can walk a mile in another person's shoes b/c they have no interest in doing so.

purple raises a point, some people get interested in the part of politics that has to do with their wallet. Do they have the curiousity to learn about micro and macro economics? or do they just stop at, "this affects me, and that annoys me?" There are blue collar workers who hate Wall Street, and yet they voted a rich billionaire into office who's salted the cabinet with Goldman Sachs people. If you raise that issue, they shrug and say they don't have time to know everything about politics...but they know everything about HRC somehow. I guess these people have time to know what they want to know, and that's it.

Another person might get into politics over abortion or another moral issue. I consider them to be "Single issue" voters, and they may overlook everything else about a candidate just to get that one issue (say, picking a Supreme Court Justice) voted into the White House. But, if they get challenged enough, they might bring up other arguments they've heard.

in the end, the thing we defend the most is...anything we think has to do with our identity. that means the most to us in the world, even our children, who represent our genes.
 10ky
Joined: 11/15/2012
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Posted: 7/26/2017 12:57:48 PM
My ability to be passionate does indeed depends on how long both my hands and feet have been in a cast for (shrugs)
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