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I Would Rather Die of Passion Than of Boredom  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10295 posts
8/29/2021 4:01 pm
I Would Rather Die of Passion Than of Boredom



When you mention the word passion, people automatically think you are going to talk about passion in a sexual context It generally implies a deeper or more encompassing emotion than that implied by the term lust.

Passion is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something.

Passion is an emotion to be embraced. It is what motivates us and keeps us moving forward.

Passion for art, literature, sport, for doing good by someone or something, for love, for your faith. Passion lights a fire deep within us. It gives us the energy to reach our goals.

Building your passion for someone takes you to the next level and is beyond a sexual attraction.

I think real passion for another human being is about knowing that person and all that they are, all that they need and all that they are capable of becoming. Look inside, see who they really are. What makes them breathe? What matters to them?


**In 1883 Mile Zola released “Au Bonheur des Dames” that contained an instance of this saying in French. In October 1884, Vincent van Gogh wrote a letter to his brother Theo that included the quotation as part of a larger excerpt from Zola’s novel. Thus, both well-known figures employed the saying, but Zola was the originator.**

sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/29/2021 4:04 pm

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How often have you known someone who retires and doesn't last six months? Their work was their life. They had no hobbies or outside interests, regardless if they had a family. I refuse to be that kind of person.

So my question to you is: What are you passionate about?


scoupe42 59M  

8/29/2021 4:47 pm

So true!


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
8/29/2021 5:43 pm

Sexy. I have seen this many times, men who retired after I did and did not last, they sit around and just died from boredom.. I have several hobbies.. all are very technical, and to me keeps my mind sharp. the other day one of the kids was asking how to do a math problem, I said read it to me, and it , to me was chiildsplay.. My pi is 3.14159 and I get fused out, whyare you so critical . and then I say how do you match things to with a fraction of a micon,? I often look at the light spectum on both ends which are not visiable to the unaided eye.. Today I listen to the noise emmiting from our sun.. It is a beauliful white noise..
I have been retire for only 10 years, should have laid down the tools eariier. but in 2008 the econome did not look very good and I was about to lose faith, so I just kept working..
I am active I have many things to do yet, my bucket list is NOT finished!!!

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
8/29/2021 5:44 pm

my passion is LIFE!

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


flannel_light 59F  
4586 posts
8/29/2021 6:27 pm

Living and being the best granny I can be to my grandson

The Light is shinning and she is lonely and waiting in the darkness.


resant78 43M  
3326 posts
8/29/2021 10:03 pm

first and foremost is photography, second is traveling, then Art, History, Architecture, & music.

And by art, it could be art in the Louvre, or in the latest comic book.

If I can retire, then travel and take photographs I will be happy.

My job revolves around architecture, I like my place in it, but I can let that go and admire buildings from outside of work.


Blackkman983 39M

8/30/2021 12:45 am

You’re absolutely right about that!


hitesht0091atgml 42M
27 posts
8/30/2021 12:47 am

Nicely written.


easyrider4008 65M
2563 posts
8/30/2021 12:59 am

I didn't know it originated with Zola, I have a shirt that reads 'I would rather be scared to death than bored to death' thanks for sharing.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/30/2021 3:11 am

Thanks for the Mile Zola footnote. I didn't know that.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:17 am

Is there anything that you are passionate about?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:19 am

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Sexy. I have seen this many times, men who retired after I did and did not last, they sit around and just died from boredom.. I have several hobbies.. all are very technical, and to me keeps my mind sharp. the other day one of the kids was asking how to do a math problem, I said read it to me, and it , to me was chiildsplay.. My pi is 3.14159 and I get fused out, whyare you so critical . and then I say how do you match things to with a fraction of a micon,? I often look at the light spectum on both ends which are not visiable to the unaided eye.. Today I listen to the noise emmiting from our sun.. It is a beauliful white noise..
    I have been retire for only 10 years, should have laid down the tools eariier. but in 2008 the econome did not look very good and I was about to lose faith, so I just kept working..
    I am active I have many things to do yet, my bucket list is NOT finished!!!
It is sad that so many retire and just seem to wither away.
I could tell from previous comments that you are a man that likes to keep active and have a bucket list that you are working your way through. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your perspective.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:20 am

L'Chaim ...."to life".


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:21 am

    Quoting flannel_light:
    Living and being the best granny I can be to my grandson
I am sure those pursuits keep you busy!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:23 am

    Quoting resant78:
    first and foremost is photography, second is traveling, then Art, History, Architecture, & music.

    And by art, it could be art in the Louvre, or in the latest comic book.

    If I can retire, then travel and take photographs I will be happy.

    My job revolves around architecture, I like my place in it, but I can let that go and admire buildings from outside of work.
I knew your #1 would be photography based on your own blog and previous comments . It is amazing when things we are passionate about can be combined! Sounds like you have found a great balance for doing that!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:24 am

Thanks for dropping by. What are You passionate about?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:25 am

Thank you for stopping by. What are you passionate about?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 3:26 am

    Quoting easyrider4008:
    I didn't know it originated with Zola, I have a shirt that reads 'I would rather be scared to death than bored to death' thanks for sharing.
Oh, I like that phrase too! What do you like to be scared by?


easyrider4008 65M
2563 posts
8/30/2021 4:07 am

Motor sport.


TicklePlease 54F  
13851 posts
8/30/2021 4:28 am

Travel is my passion.... seeing new sights, meeting new people and trying new foods/drinks give me energy like nothing else.


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
8/30/2021 4:43 am

My Profile lists a bunch of passions but this morning, I'm just happy to wake up. I'll see if I can take a chunk outta my to-do list. 👍


WyoCowboy7751 69M
2537 posts
8/30/2021 5:02 am

Just before Retirement , I was working 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts !! Days Off was usually 1 day to rest & 1 day of gotta do, honey do list, go fishing or work on hobby items !! After Retirement it became gotta do, honey do, me do , hobby or more occasional fishing 🤠


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 8:39 am

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    Thanks for the Mile Zola footnote. I didn't know that.
Your welcome. I like to give 'complete' information as much as possible


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 8:40 am

Geez, I find just watching local drivers scary!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 8:41 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Travel is my passion.... seeing new sights, meeting new people and trying new foods/drinks give me energy like nothing else.
Totally understand that! I LOVE travel also and am looking forward to being able to do so once again in the new year. Thanks for stopping by.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 8:42 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    My Profile lists a bunch of passions but this morning, I'm just happy to wake up. I'll see if I can take a chunk outta my to-do list. 👍
No doubt you will find a spot by the water to indulge in some of those interests


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 8:43 am

    Quoting WyoCowboy7751:
    Just before Retirement , I was working 8, 10 or 12 hour shifts !! Days Off was usually 1 day to rest & 1 day of gotta do, honey do list, go fishing or work on hobby items !! After Retirement it became gotta do, honey do, me do , hobby or more occasional fishing 🤠
Isn't retirement amazing when you have a variety of interests? You wonder how you ever had time to work!


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
8/30/2021 10:41 am

This is such a great read and like you I would rather die from Passion than Boredom as well. There are so many things to be passionate about in our lives. I hope your Monday is a great start to your weekend..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/30/2021 11:04 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    This is such a great read and like you I would rather die from Passion than Boredom as well. There are so many things to be passionate about in our lives. I hope your Monday is a great start to your weekend..
Thanks for your ongoing support of my blog 😊🙏👍.


p1947q 75M  
140 posts
8/30/2021 1:55 pm

I absolutely agree. I have been slow to respond to the last several blogs you have posted because they have triggered so many thoughts. I am finding that a lot of my life philosophies are included in so many songs - not sure if I like the songs because they embody those philosophies or if the philosophies were derived from the songs. Too many to mention but one of my favorites is from Lee Ann Womack - "when you get the chance to sit it our or dance I hope you dance".


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
8/31/2021 8:50 am

    Quoting p1947q:
    I absolutely agree. I have been slow to respond to the last several blogs you have posted because they have triggered so many thoughts. I am finding that a lot of my life philosophies are included in so many songs - not sure if I like the songs because they embody those philosophies or if the philosophies were derived from the songs. Too many to mention but one of my favorites is from Lee Ann Womack - "when you get the chance to sit it our or dance I hope you dance".
If something I post, triggers thoughts, memories or reactions in others, it's a bonus. I am grateful when a reader takes the time to comment and share their perspective.
I agree, that music can evoke a myriad of emotions. Thank you for sharing the reference to "I Hope You Dance". It is a favourite of mine also


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