The blog by thatlittlevoice (below) makes some good points. Passion is more emotive and dramatic than enthusiasm and can be a great thing if applied in the right measures, both in real life and in fictional stories. I hope I got the balance right in my spicy crime thriller Triple Tease. You can check it out on http://www.celebritesconfesssions.com
I wonder how much passion I have.
Passion? I dunno.
So, how much enthusiasm does one need to be passionate? And what are the differences in the two words or emotions?
Off I went to Merriam-Webster Dictionary to figure out if I’m passionate or enthusiastic or a bit of both. Turns out, they really have the same meanings, and here is what I found:
Enthusiasm–1. strong excitement about something : a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy; 2. something causing a feeling of excitement and active interest : a hobby that someone feels enthusiastic about. Eagerness, interest, fervor, passion, gusto, zeal, zest, keenness, excitement, fire, craze, interest, hobby, mania, pastime, pursuit, fad, fashion, leisure pursuit, favorite activity
Passion–1. a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something, 2. a strong feeling (such as anger) that causes you to…
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