If I could actually have one wish, it would be something grand like, “There’s no more unnecessary suffering and no one is cruel ever again or even a little bit mean.”
Since we’re never going to get world peace, and because the certainty of death is always going to force a certain amount of suffering into our lives, I’ve been thinking about what another big wish for 2016 might look like. Something that might actually be within reach.
I think I have it.
I think the world would improve immeasurably if everyone had something they were truly passionate about. That’s what I wish I could see.
And that is my fondest wish for you next year. I hope you’ll feel loved and have something that is an absolute, consuming passion for you, whether it’s your family, art, spouse, writing, music, job, activism, friends, pets, children, religion, fitness, chess prowess, travel, love of languages, etc and so on and amen.
I have so many passions, many of them bordering on obsessions. I don’t know who I would be without them, and I’m glad I don’t have to.
Here’s to a great year.
PS: I know a lot of people who confuse having a favorite show with living a passionate life. There’s a big difference.