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What is your greatest passion and how have you been able to develop and sustain it?

I am curious about when people developed a long standing passion and what caused them to become inspired by the topic/activity. Did you discover it on your own or was it the result of the modelling of others. Is there greater motivation to act primarily for self improvement or for the betterment of others?


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  • Sep 1 2011: Many psychotherapists, particularly those informed by psychodynamic or psychoanalytical theories use the term "baby self" to reference a younger part of a person's psychological makeup. These theories, as do I, subscribe to the belief that an adult is comprised of all the experiences they had from ages 0-present. It is believed by some, that the implicit and explicit memory holds these younger experiences and they remain active in us as we go about our adult activities. We are not always aware that they are guiding us, but many times that is the case.

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