Friday, August 05, 2005

Do It With Passion

Yesterday I returned to Senderos to check some things out. I sat down with some students who were there for Summer School and I laughed a bit. I let my hair go and they made fun of my hair. Gel-Mode is coming back soon. I miss it. I yearn for it.

Today I told my Executive English students something I always tell my 12th grade students. What you need in life is PASSION.

Simple as that.

And I am not talking about love, lust, sex, and romance type of PASSION. I mean in what you do. In what you dedicate your life to. They always say things like "my father wants me to..." or "well this career makes more money..." and I become saddened. I then break into my normal conversation that I've had in Educacion Comercial...

Señores ... pero es que ustedes pueden buscarse algo que deje mucho dinero. Es verdad, estaran felices por un tiempo. Quizas años. Pero... y despues? Que pasa cuando te das cuenta que ya no estas feliz? Que los cuartos no te satisfacen? Que estas deprimido? Que sientes que perdistes tu vida haciendo algo que nunca te gusto? El dinero viene y se va en segundos señores. Eso es lo de menos. Hoy lo tienes, mañana lo gastaste o lo perdiste o te lo quitaron. Asi de simple.
Ustedes tienen que buscar algo que los apasione. Algo que ustedes adoren hacer. Que aunque se levanten en la mañana sin ganas desde que entren a su trabajo esten sonriendo o felices. Asi es que es... Asi deberia ser!

Lo mejor es que asi mismo se los dije a mis estudiantes adultos. Aquellos que trabajan en Pfizer, Verizon, Scotiabank, Banco Leon y etc... La gran mayoria dijo que es asi, que es verdad. Solamente uno se quedo con la mentalidad del dinero. Me dijo "Yes but teacher, when you make a lot of money and they pay you, you are happy!" and I just smiled at him and said "Yes... true... you are happy once or twice a month when you get the paycheck. Me? I am happy every single day I walk into a classroom!" Everyone stayed quiet. Then one student just said "That was a very good answer!"

Funny thing is that I had the same dicussion some hours later with Vicz and Joel. Yet... this one was about relationships. We always have multi-topic conversations. Mostly repeated but today was different. I dunno. We were talking about being with someoen for their looks or for the sex... again I said something similar.

You may find someone gorgeous and love the sex. You could. It is true. What happens when that fails? What happens when that is not enough? What happens when you get tired? Even the most beautiful people have physical faults. Even the most gorgeous woman has one day that they do not look wonderful. What happens then? Avoid her that day?

If there is passion. If true love is there. If the two are best friends as well as lovers then the ugliest day she looks beautiful. When she is sick you find her cute. When she fights with you, you are staring at her and catch yourself thinking how much you love her. When is someothing worth your while? When is there a passion of some sort? ? ?

Easy

When no matter how many fights, how many screw ups, how many partners in between, how much time, how many mistakes, and all the bad things that have happened between the two you still love that person. That even when trust seems like it could never return, it grows once more. That is passion. That is love. That is the real thing. Look for it. It is there. It's always been there.

Do Life With Passion!

17 comments:

SPIDERWOMAN said...

Props, man. Me quito el sombrero. That's my philosophy. Whatever you do, love it. No es querer lo que se hace, sino hacer lo que se quiere... no es lo mismo ni se baila igual.

FLoWeR pOwEr! said...

ademas... pork pasar trabajo por algo k no te gusta? es mejor hacerlo por algo que te satisface hasta en los peores momentos... and when it comes to love (not fuck buddies) then looks dont really matter, tu puede encontrate keriendo a alguien k es lo opuesto a lo k fisicamente te llama la atencion (theres no pretty or ugly, la belleza es relativa) but there u are, just loving him/her...

Angy said...

I loved your post today. Passion is the key to EVERYTHING in life. i for one cannot have a job just because it pays very good money if I dont enjoy it, if I dont walk into my office with a smile everyday then its just not worth it. Same thing with love, you gotta have that fire burning in you for that person, that fire that makes you want to be with them 24/7, a fire that has nothing to do with their looks or sex but with love.

Gracielita said...

tru, muy friend... very true, and very good!

m0l0t0v said...

deep.

Marianita said...

Creo que Dios conmigo se pasó, en mi puso de mas toda la ternura con la que todos me identifico, toda la paciencia con la que todos quisieran hacer las cosas, toda la amabilidad que me caracteriza, pero por sobretodas las cosas el amor que le pongo a tooooodo lo que hago. El saber, que asi como dices tu, que aunque nos levantemos queriendo quedarnos en nuestra camita nuevamente, nos queda levantarnos y salir con la mejor sonrisa dispuestos a dar lo mejor de cada uno en todo el día =)....I know, i life for this stuff!!

El chico del apto 512 said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

Definitivamente es como tu dices hay q hacerla las cosas con pasión y más cuando se trata de elegir una carrera hay q hacer lo q a uno verdaderamente le gusta. Y cuando se trata de amor es como dice Ricardo Arjona ¨Termine con la mujer q no soñé jamás, pero tampoco jamás fui tan feliz¨

Karina said...

Lo bueno seria que todos los hombres pensaran como tu. Mientras dices que la belleza no importa, hay mujeres en todas partes del mundo tratando hacer sus vidas mas interesantes, su figura mas esbelta, su guardaropa mas a la moda para que los hombres se fijen en ellas primero y no despues cuando quieren a alguien serio. Pero el mundo es asi, ahora pienso que como hombre te expresas sinceramente y ese es un punto a tu favor. As everyone said your writting was very deep, keep up and thanks for posting your thoughts, feelings and adventures in here. eventhough i dont really know you i think its great!

Kiki A.Ortiz said...

diantre a mi me gusta mucho esa cancion

errmm
bueno por pasion es q uno chipea,uno dice lo q siente,por pasion uno quiere de tal forma q parece q es aun mas de lo que quiere en realidad,por pasion uno persiste,por pasion uno sacrifica

si..la pasion es importante

iliana... said...

hmm.. yo no tengo nada mas que decir, except that I agree.

Chego said...

You made a point there which is quite difficult to argue... of course it's the creative vein of an artist speaking that flows inside all of us, at times more pronounciated, at times unperceived, but yet always lingering beneath the surface waiting to break out... keep your soul save let feel the good and the bad cause only through the contrast you know to cherish, in the end we will probably all go mad anyhow... but indeed nicely said, a slice of George Philosophy to get you through the day...
Thanks

"the self-absorbed" said...

I do life with passion. I feel I haven't even done a shred of what I'm willing to give with passion. So many things I wanna do (succeed) and to tell you the truth I have very high standards about myself. I don't wanna exagerate,but I wanna be a kind of person that makes history in any way I have this urge this passion inside of me that calls for doing amazin things....extraordinary......lets just see if I make it. :P
ps: you are a wonderfull teacher, the best :P

P!nk said...

Excellent post! Couldnt agree more!

Claire said...

Wow men! Casi lloro recordando leyendo esto y recordando la conversacion aquella en la terraza del Doc. You know i agree, and i have nothing else to say, more than...
;-p

Gabriela said...

A cuantas personas habras tocado con ese post... cuantos que lo habran leido se habran sentido con un "sudden urge" to quit the job they know they hate????, imposible de saber, pero dejame decirte algo, tocaste a una persona, y tocaste al mundo! Love you lots!

Nic said...

ojala yo con un ticher como tu a esa edad yorch! bien dicho :D