But, there have been many times when people in my life would tell you this trait was a problem, a flaw. Maybe it is. I don't think so, though. I just think that passionate people are different and that should be OK.
Here's the thing: I care. A lot. A LOT! About everything.
For me, if it is worth thinking about, worth bothering with, worth doing - then it is worth caring about. Of course it is. And if it's worth caring about, then it's worth expressing yourself about. Of course it is. I don't understand feeling any other way. I don't really understand the phrase, "It's no big deal." What do you mean? Of course it's a big deal. LIFE is a big deal.
Now, I do know that not everyone feels this way. And, likely, they have a calmer more peaceful life. I am not calm. NOT calm. I am much more of a roller-coaster than a merry-go-round; a thunderstorm rather than a light rain. But, you know what? I like it that way. I like my excitement, my big laugh, my energy, my passion. I would rather have passion than calm any day; every day.
So what's my point, you ask? Just this. Simply this.
Please be patient with passionate people like me. When you are around an excitable, passionate, verbose person, please try to enjoy them. When some passionate person in your own life gets all worked about something and you just can't figure why it matters so much, please remember that they don't understand why it doesn't matter so much to you. When some passionate person in a meeting with you expresses themselves with more force than you are comfortable with, please remember that their purpose is not to make you uncomfortable. It's more likely that their emotions just didn't come equipped with an off button. When some passionate person around you leaves you feeling like you've just escaped a windtunnel, please try to remember this beautiful thing:
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."