Why are you defending lazy articles? Typos and grammatical errors should almost be nonexistent on a website like this.
This isn't some blog written by a high school student. Though sometimes it seems that way.
I'd say you're partly correct. It's not that I have disdain for the word, it's just a word. I have disdain for the empty way people seem to use it. And the way it has become a buzzword to describe anyone pursuing, well, anything.
You said that I certainly seem to be 'passionate' about this thread and you would be correct. But there is so much more punch that you yourself have identified me as that instead of me running my mouth about how passionate I am discussing the overuse of the word. Which is how it should be. People should be able to either look at your work or dedication you have towards something and identify you as passionate. In my opinion, I feel that people who describe themselves with buzzwords like 'passionate' are mostly full of shit. Not all but most. Amateur or otherwise.
It's a very all encompassing word to throw at someone who might ask,"Describe yourself as a filmmaker." To which the filmmaker replies,"Passionate!" It's lazy. Is it wrong for me to want people to step up their game and either put up or shut up? Nope.
The only thing really bothering me at this point is someone who thinks they're a therapist automatically calling an opinion cynical instead of trying to see the opposing point of view and not even trying to have some semblance of an intelligent discussion about it.
I've been giving credit to everyone who has said something useful. From either side. You've just been defensive in lieu of adding to the discussion.
Well said, thank you for adding to the conversation!
Glad we can have a civil conversation. If you google 'obsession' the word 'passion' is listed under synonyms. I asked myself before posting this discussion if I was bullshitting myself and projecting and I can't say that I am. I am pretty satisfied with what I have accomplished so far and what my future plans are.
I don't think you're pretending. I never mentioned anything about pretending. And I don't know you well enough to say that you should be doing something else.
The direction I'm going with this is:https://vimeo.com/98368484
Dean Butler, if you look down in the comments, posted this link and I 100% agree with it.
People like to bullshit and also bullshit and lie to themselves about how important they are. Or how important their work is. Dude, you said you would die for film making? What are you doing in film that's so important that you would die for?
I guess my ultimate point is for people to just stop bullshitting themselves and to stop expressing that bullshit to other people. Stop talking about how "obsessed/passionate" you are and show us.