This question has really become important to me lately. I am a university drop out, I left shortly after getting my Anthro Bach and certificates in Social Statistics/Qualitative Anthropology. I left due to a lack of work in those fields, it used to be the sort of job where you get a government position in any number of agencies or could work for specific social firms… but those times have recently changed where I am from. I found myself becoming very anxious of the idea of sitting in a cubical using what I learned to crunch faceless numbers, for pointless work and suddenly the passion died. I did very well considering, and now operate my own business.
This left me with an open wound, and I was surprised how empty I felt without anything to be passionate about. I’ve taken up many hobbies since and I do get passionate about them but that seems very short lived. The stuff I’ve involved myself in are things like Aquarium keeping, Fossil hunting, geocaching, PC gaming, and writing… I jump from one to another and they keep me content enough, but I do notice that my desire for gaming is quickly burning out. I’m not quite sure of what caused this.
My most recent passion crutch has been about art, which is odd because it is a subject that never interested me at all. However there is this one particular art project which mixes what I love about fantasy, games, and apparently art all together in a giant on going project. and this is called Jerry’s Map - check the link for a short video on the subject.
Since you folks on the discourse have been pretty interesting in all the discussions here I thought why not ask what it is which evokes passion. I’m very curious! So spill the beans!