113: Finding Your Passion

The concept of finding your passion can feel a little a little trite. What even is a passion? Do you need one? Can you have several? What counts as a passion? Does it have to be something considered intelligent like ancient history or archaeology? Or can true crime or collecting Beanie Babies be seen as legit passions without people scoffing at you every time you talk about it?

Have you ever been sitting in a room where people are talking enthusiastically about having spent their weekend water skiing/singing in their band/planting vegetables for spring and you’re like ‘I ate some food and it was good!’.

If you’re looking for a passion (or looking to legitimatise an interest that you don’t think is important enough to be considered a passion) this week’s episode of Straight & Curly delves into the land of passions: how to find them and grow them.

Topics include:

  • Do you even need to have a passion?
  • How do you identify an interest as a passion? And what’s the difference between an interest and a passion?
  • If your work isn’t also a passion, are you losing at life?
  • What subject could you read 500 books about and not get bored?

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