I think the most attractive or admirable thing a person can be is passionate. I don’t even care what their passion is (well, as long as they aren’t passionate about being a straight up terrible person.) I could listen for hours to someone telling me about all the things they love. When a person describes something that means the world to them, there are stars in their eyes and their words are fireworks.

Passions don’t even have to be big ideas. Tell me you’re passionate about the sky because everyday it’s something new. Describe to me the plot of your favorite movie and how it changed your life. Sing me your favorite song and tell me about the very first time you heard it. I want to know about why you love nature and who your favorite person is. Tell me why the color blue is more than just a color to you and why you’re afraid of the dark.

I could keep going forever, trust me, but these are the kinds of conversations that are so important to me. I don’t want to hear what you ate for breakfast, I want to hear about your hopes and dreams. A passion is “a strong and barely controllable emotion.” Passionate people are bursting at the seams with the things they love, and I truly think that is beautiful. Passions are what drive us, what inspire us, what create us, and what keeps us going. Passions can be hidden, but I think they should be shouted from the rooftops.

I’m not even sure where I’m trying to go with this anymore. Basically, in order to carry on a worthwile conversation with me, or anyone for that matter, ask important questions. Don’t just skim the surface, lasting bonds are formed through deep connections. In addition to that, don’t be afraid to love the things you love and don’t be afraid to share those things with other people. Every single person has at least one thing that fills them with overwhelming passion; I want to hear about more of those things.

November 15, 2016 12:51 PM
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