Passion is defined, yet it can be perceived as a subjective term. How do we know what love is? How can we define our own desire for something? Is it time dedicated to that thing or is it how much we paid for that thing? Or is it something else altogether that can't be put into words? Money as described by Definitions of money on the Web:
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
wealth reckoned in terms of money; "all his money is in real estate"
the official currency issued by a government or national bank; "he changed his money into francs"
It is difficult for me to comprehend how these two seemingly different things have found a cozy bed together in the form of the snowboard industry. Who really has the passion and who is just in it for the money? It's difficult to see clearly, as the water is muddy. If you throw enough money at it, many believe you to be passionate. If you don't have money to advertise your passion, you may be written off as insignificant. In the end, I don't care if I am viewed as insignificant, as long as I can snowboard and satisfy my passion for it. These are just words typed on a screen. The proof of my passion is laid out over many years of dedication to the same pursuit; riding as much as I can, in the softest snow I can find, sometimes in hard snow, but either way, still riding for the fun of it, not the status. Do you believe me? $100 your way says you do.