passion

Posted on March 29, 2011

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17: What do you want to be when you get older? Why did you choose it?

hmmm.. it’s not a matter of what i want to be but what i want to do. Actually I saw this quote earlier and it really spoke to me:

‎”Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
Vincent Van Gogh

What drives me and what I feel passionate about is sharing information and making systemic changes in order to create a true democracy where people are engaged and accountable to the system and reflexively the system and our “leaders” are accountable to the people.  Where people can be unified by breaking down these fake barriers between us.  Where the vibration of the world can be raised.  The form that takes will be many.  In college it was campus organizing.  Now it’s Domestic Violence Work.  Next it will probably be law school.  One day it might be politics.  It might be teaching.  It might be writing.  I’ll always be organizing and part of the movement in my spare time (if i’m not at work.. and probably even if i am, like now), and it will always be done in a loving, ethical way.  I really didn’t pick it, either.  It consumed me.  Once my eyes were opened to all the systemic oppression and seeing the consequences as i watch the news, it really is like decoding the matrix, as a friend of mine once said.   And once i began to grasp the many ways overt and covert oppression manifest and create the very problems our country (and world) is facing… how privilege, oppression, and the current crisis we are heading into are intricately linked, the only viable option was to do something about it.  It really has consumed me to the point where it is a spiritual calling and there is nothing in the world I would rather be doing, nothing that could bring out the passion I feel for this.

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30 Day Personal Challenge

1: Name two of the most significant people in your life and explain why.

2: What is your stance on religion? Would you affiliate yourself with any?

3: What band / musician is most important to you?  Explain why.

4: If you could chose a time period to be born at , which one would it be and why?

5: At what age were you the happiest?

6: Name five things from your wishlist.

7: Do you read? If so, what are your three favorite books and why?

8: If you could live anywhere, where would you live and why?

9: How old do you think you act? Explain.

10: If you could only live off of one food and one beverage for the rest of your days, what would they be?

11: What is your favorite quote? How does it relate to your life?

12: What item of clothing do you wear the most?

13: What can you not live without?

14: Name things that you do every day.

15: Who is someone you admire. Why?

16: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do with your remaining time on earth?

17: What do you want to be when you get older? Why did you choose it?

18: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be? What would you say to them or ask them?

19: What is your favorite film? Why is it so important to you?

20: Would you consider yourself an optimist or a realist? Why?

21: Do you want children? Why or why not?

22: What subject did / do you exceed in / at school?

23: Are you a fan of art? If so, who is your favorite artist? What artistic movement do you prefer?

24: How attractive do you consider yourself?

25: Would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?

26: Choose two: mentally stable, intelligent, attractive. Explain why you chose those two.

27: Which do you prefer: films or television? Why?

28: If you could choose to live forever, would you? Why or why not?

29: Do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for? Has anything ever come true?

30: What do you imagine your life like at age fifty?

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