Hey, wait a second. Shouldn't the title of this post be "How TO Take Charge of Your Passions?" Well, yes, except we're doing this "The Onion" style! There's nothing like a satirical and sarcastic point-of-view to drive home what is supposed to be obvious, and "The Onion" --- an online "news" journal does this thing very, very well.
I often get asked by friends and colleagues, "Why do you do X? How do you have TIME to do Y?" And I have often responded about being passionate about my geekery, my crafting, my Whatever, and finding a sense of joy and accomplishment from these tasks. But sometimes, this message doesn't quite sink in the message.
But, the following article with its sarcastic/satirical tone gives a more succinct and (IMO) compelling argument of all. (Here's a snippet....)
I can’t stress this enough: Do what you love…in between work commitments, and family commitments, and commitments that tend to pop up and take immediate precedence over doing the thing you love. Because the bottom line is that life is short, and you owe it to yourself to spend the majority of it giving yourself wholly and completely to something you absolutely hate, and 20 minutes here and there doing what you feel you were put on this earth to do.
Drives the point home, doesn't it?
I hope you guys enjoy the article.
Link to the article: http://www.theonion.com/articles/find-the-thing-youre-most-passionate-about-then-do,31742/