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!?

Friends & Acquaintances: Pennies & Quarters

I believe that there comes a time in all of our lives when we must draw the line between friends and acquaintances. Yes, four quarters are definitely better to have than one-hundred pennies. At the same time, we shouldn't be too quick to throw the pennies out the car window or pass them off into a random tip jar. Throughout life there will always be those certain situations where you reach into your pocket for a quarter and only have a few nickels and pennies, they get the jo...b done though. What I'm basically saying is that sometimes acquaintances come through for you more than friends do. Other times those one-hundred pennies are absolutely no where to be found, but you hear the four quarters in your pocket and know they're there without searching for them. It's those four quarters and one-hundred pennies that prevent us from having to break a one-hundred dollar bill on an essential item that only costs $1.75, like a bottle of water on an August afternoon in New York City.

Something to think about on this late August evening...

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