“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”
Everybody is a geek about something, and that is something that I’ve come to appreciate more and more as days go on. For me it’s music. I love playing instruments and using songs to build community and bring people together. Something about the way we create art through sound holds captive my imagination. For others it’s nature. There’s no where else they’d rather be on a free weekend than at the top of a mountain. Maybe it’s sports that fills you up; leaving your stress behind as you reach for your goals. And then there’s fiction. Be it books, shows, or movies, some find that the best way to escape is to do it through the life of another.
I believe we are each born with passions that develop as we grow. When it comes to nurture versus nature I think that God gave us tendencies which manifest themselves differently depending on the opportunities we’re given through life. The best thing we can do with these passions is to find out how we can better our world with them. Humans have a responsibility to this earth and the people on it, and we fulfill that by giving back with our gifts.
So how will you use your passion today?