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: Absorb Your Surroundings & Evolve Into Your True Self

The sunrise shined bright upon a lawn blanketed in morning dew. It looked like a million mini streetlights, lit up with every early sun ray that poked through the clouds. Every drag on my cigarette became slower as the moon faded above me. Time came to a sedated halt, seconds became hours.

I was alone but I didn't mind - not here, not now. Birds sang melodies of Miles Davis as I provided the rhythm, tapping my foot on the cold cobblestone below. For once, in that moment, I was at peace. No unfamiliar faces or familiar phone calls. There were no cars on this winding back road, not on this particular morning. It was Sunday and the summer was young. Mist floated over, under, and around me. The breeze was warm like the mid July sun.

In this time and at this place, we take two steps forward and three steps back. The paradox of our very existence. The figurative yet literal combination of space and time. We, as a species, are meant to adapt and evolve; we must accept this fact or we will never survive the future, not together at least.

We need to become comfortable in our own skin. If we rely on the happiness of others for our own personal serenity, we will come face to face with disappointment every single time. It's solely up to us, to be responsible for our own emotions.

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