The Passion Collective

passion collective - A number of individuals working together with a compelling emotion or feeling

The Passion Collective.


col·lec·tive- a collective body; a gathering; a collection of extracts; a number of individuals working or acting together.

pas·sion- any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

pas·sion col·lec·tive- A number of individuals working or acting together with a powerful or compelling emotion or feeling.

It was a November afternoon that I sat on the front porch of my local cafe and deeply thought about an idea; Nothing out of the ordinary as I did this often and much. I drank lukewarm coffee and discussed with some old acquaintances the idea of a group of young adults putting together a “Rolling-Stone” type magazine/website; To tell you the truth, many talented people laughed and shook off the offer, for that I am deeply saddened because they’re going to miss one hell of a ride. I proceeded to reach out to all different types of people from all different walks of life, many haven’t even met yet. That is the beauty of it. It’s as if I'm placing together the pieces of a puzzle, slowly but surely. Our generation is in need of something refreshing. Our brains will race and our eyes will quickly process what lies before us. What lies before us is The Passion Collective, a collective production founded in New York. It will be fueled by talent, hard-work, and most of all passion. It will only work if YOU contribute your piece of passion to the puzzle. Everyone is passionate about something. I, Zachary Franck have selected a group of unique individuals who all bring something to the table. From poets to journalists, photographers to bloggers, sports enthusiasts to hip-hop heads, I promise you that there is something for everyone. I truly believe in this and I believe in you. This project will stay true to it's name, always.Unlike other websites/magazines,The Passion Collective will actually make you think. As Hunter S. Thompson once said, “Buy the ticket, Take the ride”. Please join The Passion Collective as we all embark on this journey together; Why would you watch the puzzle being built when you can help build it!?

Prescribing Life Lessons; Simplicity Isn't Always Simple When It Comes To My Shipwrecks In Life & The Lighthouse Of My Dreams

I don't know much about a lot but I do know a lot about a little. I know that I'd rather sail into the abyss than stand at the dock watching the ships sail by. You don't always need a mapped out route to successfully travel to the destination that you need. Hunter S. Thompson once said "So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?” I am both unfortunate and blessed to be the first man. I have shipwrecked more than once before and I probably will again. But one thing is for sure, when I reach my final destination, it will be worth the strenuous voyage. I used to be a negative man but that's not who I am. I am a different kind of man. It has been my plan, to be the risk taker who treads his own path. A path that is perpendicular to the masses. I will get what I deserve, if it's the last thing I ever do. I don't write for money, I write because I need to. I have this uncontrollable, burning passion in my heart and mind that will not let my soul rest - not until I complete my adventurous exploration into the unknown.  I mean, what's the point of playing it safe? Myself, I have no interest in leading a life that I don't love, only to arrive laid out in a coffin, wearing a tuxedo. If the sun sets on my dreams before I reach them, I will die knowing that I pushed my soul to the absolute boundaries of sanity. My words will never die though. I don't know how people can die knowing that they could've done so much more. Not yet, at least. In my eyes, being a slave to the dollar doesn't equate to success - unless you're an entrepreneur who works for yourself. If you're self-made, I have respect for you. Why would anyone want to break their back day in and day our to make a rich man richer. That logic doesn't sit in my mind the way that society would like it to and I'm damn proud of that. I'm a round peg in a square hole and I will not change for anybody besides myself. My inspired motivation may not last forever but while it's here, I'll make good use of it. I must. What if Jack Kerouac never dropped out of Columbia? What if Hunter Thompson never left Louisville? What if Bukowski never attempted to be more than a drunken postal worker? We wouldn't have three of the most interesting and important writers in the history of American literature... and don't get it twisted, they are three of the most important American writers of the last one hundred years. My opinion on life is not for the standard man or woman. That doesn't matter to me, I couldn't care less about them. They don't understand what I'm trying to accomplish and most likely never will. It's okay, I don't expect a monkey in a suit to understand a creative calling. People will mock and attempt to insult my intelligence and that's just fine. The fact of the matter is that they cannot even begin to comprehend my passions and desires. I am manifesting a voyage that is extremely important to me. The waves of life may knock my ship into the rocks, but I will seek the lighthouse of my dreams until I reach my final destination.

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