Passionate people are extremely interested, motivated, and engaged. They learn everything they can regarding their object of passion. To be passionate about something, however, they must first self-identify with the object of passion. It means saying I aman artist, rather than saying, I enjoy making art.
My questions are:
- What are the Habits of Mind acquired by self-proclaimed passionate people?
- How do they have the courage to proclaim their passion?
People also acquire negative Habits of Mind, ontologies of poor efficacy, inferiority, hatred, or mistrust to name a few. These are also Habits of Mind acquired from authority figures, and adopted, and internalized. These create disdain, the antithesis of passion, and inhibit learning. It is the difference between saying, I don’t like math, and saying, I am a person who is not good at math.