“Follow your passion.” For the last five years this sentence has become a cliché (buzzword). More and more people are saying it without really knowing the true meaning of it. What’s passion? Are you passionate?
For a long time, we have been fooled into thinking passion is doing something easy, something we love that doesn’t require big sacrifice or high discipline. In other words, just a hobby, but is it? Let’s take a look at the Latin root of the word. Passion is from the Latin verb pati, which means, “to suffer”. It’s why in Christianity, the period of Jesus’ suffering is called Christ’s passion.