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; Pink Sunrises & Blue Moons

It's not often we get to escape the watered down reality of the life we never planned for, but it is possible and a silver lining will always show through even the darkest clouds, eventually. On this journey to the center of our souls and the crossroads of our lives, we need to remember to stop and smell the flowers of our bonded synergy. For there is an undefinable reason that we get those shocking jolts of ideal inspiration; it's our duty to seize them from the sky above and interweave them with the minute morality of a lost society in despair. It seems as if we're each given a dream that seamlessly glistens in the distance of reality and utopia. Many will feel it in the depths of their heart and mind, even more will choose to ignore it. We're taught that miracles only occur on days with pink sunrises and nights with blue moons, but what if that isn't true? What if a balanced life of passion and success is achievable for most everyone? No matter the degree; big or small, fragile or strong. The gateways to these paths may remain closed in the minds of most, but for the ones who open them, they do so without ever looking back. Slowly but surely, skipping across the stepping stones through the river of prosperous euphoria. It's not always going to be calm, the current has ripped many below and it will do so again. This is an absolute fact as our vessels float atop a surface of catered agendas and conservative mind-states. It's up to us, and only us, to paddle upstream before we reach the waterfalls of our youth and the identity of our true selves. And if you may get caught in the riptide and pulled against your will by the current of mediocrity, remember that all waterfalls return to the surface. It may be calm before the storm but it's blissfully serene after it.

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