It seems to not matter when I start doing an assignment, I always end up in this allnighter vortex.
Every now and then, I’ll meet a random stranger who I’ll have a short but meaningful conversation with.
A few days ago, he asked me the way to a radio station. I could tell he wasn’t familiar with the area so I told him I could walk with him over towards the right direction.
As how all random conversations usually start, we talked about the weather
It was a beautiful day that day, not too hot, not too cold, just right.
He told me how different the weather was a couple of weeks ago in London where it was oh so rainy and gloomy.
He later asked me what I was studying and I said, “Science, research.”
and he told me how he’s not so into those science-y/lab-by stuff since he’s a psychiatrist
I learned that he’s been in the field for more than 4 decades, specialising in schizophrenia and he also shared his thoughts on how he thinks schizophrenia is somehow linked to anorexia nervosa.
He wrote a paper about it and one thing that struck me is how he could remember the exact year that paper was published. I mean, I couldn’t even remember what I’ve written in this blog 2 months ago heh.
He told me how people asked him, “Don’t you ever get burned out after so many years?”
And he said, “How can you ever get burned out?”
I thought about our conversation later during that day and realised that yeah,
if you are truly passionate about something or anything at all, how can it ever burn you out? Sure, you’ll get tired or frustrated at times but these short-termed feelings just drive you to become even better that you were.
” If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen for you, to you and because of you” – T. Alan Armstrong
Here’s to passion.