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On Passion

I want to talk about passion for a moment. I was thinking of this today when missing LA, and my community in LA, but also some little places of passion that people don’t normally consider.

Normally I cringe when I hear the word “passion,” or people talking about how you have to have passion to be a game developer. That’s because in a lot of these cases, the qualifications for having “passion” don’t seem to apply to folks who aren’t entirely healthy. So it makes me cringe because I am made to feel like I can’t ever really have passion because of chronic illness.

But that’s not what passion really is, of course, and when I encounter passionate people in day to day life, I always manage to leave feeling inspired and energized. So, I want to spend this post calling out some folks backĀ in LA who embody “passion” to me (and plug their businesses in the act). None of these are game developers, or even entertainers for the most part, but they fill me with inspiration.

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