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Where does “passion” come from?

The word „passion” comes from:

1125–75; Middle English  (< Old French ) <
Medieval Latin passiōn-  (stem of passiō ) Christ’s sufferings onthe cross,
any of the Biblical accounts of these (> late Old English passiōn ),
special use of Late Latin passiō suffering, submission,
derivative of Latin passus,  past participle of patī  to suffer, submit;
see -ion (source)

„Passion” can be, thus, interpreted less as:

  • Ah, look at my energy, I am so energetic, let’s put energy.

And more as:

  • I will suffer for this.

How does one suffer, in business environments? Most likely – through work.

So, „passion” is more about „work” than it is about a special emotion. :)

Note: the current definition contradicts me, but the name origin doesn’t.

P.S. Also see:

PS, 2019.10.08: Do what you love – Paul Jarvis.

PS, 2019.10.08: Chasing Your Dreams is Probably a Bad Idea – CLIPPING CHAINS.

PS, 2019.10.27: Passion at a price: UO study finds passionate employees may be exploited for loving what they do.

Last modified on: 2019.10.27, at: 20:45.

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