I’ve noticed some comments about the dangers of living passionately, or that it somehow means being irresponsible.
To me, living passionately simply means to deeply appreciate all aspects of life. It means to slow down and savor the flavor and textures of the food I eat. It means being fully present and engaged when talking to my girlfriend, and consciously celebrating the reasons why I love her. It means being excited about the new things I learn in Muay Thai & Submission Grappling classes. Sometimes I “forget” and numbly take things for granted, but that is why I’ve added this goal so that I can make efforts to increase the amount of time where I’m approaching my life with a sense of passion.
I really believe that living passionately does NOT have to mean living irresponsibly. Sure, there is the risk of hurting others and yourself by unconsiously being carried away by passions. But, there is also the opportunity to approach the “normal” everday aspects of life with renewed passion and appreciation.