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Passionate Teachers have passionate kids...don't they?
I know this seems like a small nit picky thing...but I think we have to be really careful with the use of the word happy when talking about passion. The second we connect happy with passion we might send the kids on an never ending search for something they will never achieve. Those that search for happiness are some of the loneliest people I know, and some of the saddest. I don't know if your passion has to make you happy...hows that for weird. I do believe it has to drive you to get out of bed every morning, and is something you are willing to work hard at. the things that make me happiest...funny how they are not the same things I am willing to work my hardest at. They are the things that make a difference, and the things I have to do. Maybe it just comes down to building a school in which the work the people in side of it do matters, their work makes a difference not when they "grow up," but it makes a difference today. In the end, passionate people follow not what makes them happy, but what makes a difference. And if they get lucky, they do both. http://goo.gl/4zWhw