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!?

My 14 Rules To Happiness & Success

Over the past ten years my youthful innocence has disappeared and reemerged. I have experienced many life lessons through the trials and tribulations of drug addiction, thievery, heartbreak, death, failure, depression, anxiety, and disappointment. My highs have reached distant peaks while my lows have cascaded into the abyss; I've seen a lot in my 22 years. Maybe a memoir wouldn't be appropriate at my age but my stories must be shared. The mistakes and missteps have brought me to my knees time and time again; these experiences have provided me with a platform to rebuild the foundation of my life. I will do just that.

Photo by B.a.D Photography

Photo by B.a.D Photography

The past is real, I have no doubt about this - It fuels me in my future endeavors. The fading memories sink into my soul with a certain vibrancy that has become oh so familiar as of late. I believe that I've finally reached the fork in the road, the one that so many have spoken about in the past.

Photo by B.a.D Photography

Photo by B.a.D Photography

It's time to evolve. It's time to grow. It's time to talk less and do more. It's time to seize the talents that I've been blessed with. It's time to spread the love in my heart. It's time to work. Go out into the world, do exactly what you feel; act on the feeling in your heart without worry or regret.

Photo by B.a.D Photography

Photo by B.a.D Photography

These are the lessons that my life has taught me so far. I hope they speak to others someday. All I can do is live them to the best of my ability.

My 14 Rules To Happiness & Success

1. My Calling Is To Be The Best Possible Me, That I Can Be.

2. I Must Live My Days With Absolute Power To Let God Channel His Divine Purpose Through Me With Patience.

3. You Need To Always Remember That You Do Not Need Drugs To Have A Good Time.

4. Never Take Loyalty & Respect From The People Whom Love You Most, For Granted.

5. Do Not Limit Yourself To The Confines Of The Space That You're Most Familiar With.

6. Take Hold Of Your Instinct With A Calming Yet Strenuous Grip.

7. Continue To Positively Educate Yourself In An Intelligent Yet Appropriate Manner .

8. Always Remember To Know The Difference Between Non-Fiction & Fiction - Know When To Keep Your Mouth Shut About Both.

9. All Of Us Must Remember That God Does Not Judge Us But He Does Forgive Us.

10. Do Not Box Yourself In An Unreal & Unnatural Lifestyle - God Always Knew That There Was So Much More Than Black & White.

11. Use Passion & Balance With Conviction & Grace.

12. Sacrifice Is Everlasting.

 13. Show Respect To Your Elders Every Day: Especially Your Father & Your Mother.

14. May Your Path To Righteousness Be Full Of Lucid Awakenings & Deliberate Bliss.


                                                                -Zachary Andrew Franck

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