Passion, Purpose and the Envy of it all

I watched the Quincy Jones documentary on Netflix and it was awesome. I recommend it.

At 14, Quincy Jones knew that what he wanted to do with his life, was tied to music. This reminded me of the Tim Rimbui interview on The CTA YouTube channel. Watch that too. Tim, from early on also knew his passion and purpose was also tied to music.

I envy that. People who know what they want to do with their lives. Especially from a young age.

If you have followed me long enough, you know  I always say that if I could redo college, I would completely change my major (BBA and MSc Finance is what I hold).

Don’t get me wrong, I know there is no certainty that if you realise what you are passionate about,  make it your career and then voila…. happiness. I am well aware of that.

This is contrary to the fact that we are sold this idea in the usual capitalist way of trying to keep us discontented and I think I know that knowing your passion even early doesn’t ensure easiness. Sometimes however I feel like if you know what you want to do, it sorta makes it easier to live life? I mean, I don’t know…

Listen, I know that most people in the world don’t find this elusive “passion” and that pursuing one’s passion sometimes leads to heartbreak. I get it. What I am thinking about is how having this thing in your being, this thing that fuels you….. gives you purpose, meaning.

 

I often wonder if I view this thing with rose coloured glasses but the lack of purpose for those of us who don’t know is what knocks me off my feet.

 

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