I don’t live anywhere near LA but I think the whole passion thing is heavily overblown. My experience and reading both point to a confluence of skill, meaning slash purpose, and value to a community with a pressing need as the golden sweet spot for the good life. I have been there too, looking for passion, and was totally wrong about what I thought it was.
Now I find that when I identify the people or community that I feel most strongly about helping or serving, and then figure out what my patchwork of skills , experience and innate aptitude has fitted me out to do, then I am faring much better inside, which means I am better able to weather what happens on the outside!
I loved the candid piece!