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.
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