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Susan Teresa Boynton - Terry Boynton                                                                                                                               Updated 08/04/2017
plural noun: passions
  1. 1.
    strong and barely controllable emotion.
    "a man of impetuous passion"
    • a state or outburst of strong emotion.
      "oratory in which he gradually works himself up into a passion"
      synonyms:(blind) rage, fit of anger/temper, temper, towering rage, tantrumfuryfrenzy
      "he worked himself up into a passion"
    • intense sexual love.
      "their all-consuming passion for each other"
      synonyms:love, (sexual) desire, lustardorinfatuation, lasciviousness, lustfulness
      "hot with passion"
    • an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.
      "the English have a passion for gardens"
      synonyms:fervorardorenthusiasmeagernesszeal, zealousness, vigorfire, fieriness, energy, fervency, animationspirit, spiritedness, fanaticism More
    • a thing arousing enthusiasm.
      "modern furniture is a particular passion of Bill's"
      "French literature is my passion"
  2. 2.
    the suffering and death of Jesus.
    "meditations on the Passion of Christ"
    "the Passion of Christ"
    • a narrative of the Passion from any of the Gospels.
    • a musical setting of any of the narratives of the Passion.
      "an aria from Bach's St. Matthew Passion"

Are We In Control of Our Own Decisions? (17:26)                                                                   2016/10/16
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses
classic visual illusions and his own
counter-intuitive (and sometimes shocking)
research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make

Every Kid Needs a Champion (7:48)                                                                                                     09/19/2016
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay
me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'"
A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with
them on a real, human, personal level.

How to Live Passionately - No Matter Your Age (8:16)                                                       01/25/2017
Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible
perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about
her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately.

Reconnection with Compassion (15:53)                                                                                            12/20/2016
The term "compassion" — typically reserved for the saintly or the sappy — has fallen
out of touch with reality. At a special TEDPrize@UN, journalist
 Krista Tippett 
deconstructs the meaning of compassion through several moving stories, and
proposes a new, more attainable definition for the word.

Stop Searching For Your Passion (5:40)
What are you passionate about?  You’re told these five words hold the key to a
successful career and life purpose.  What if it’s the wrong question altogether?
This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.  
Terri Trespicio talks.

        Grit: The power of passion and perseverance (6:12)                                                            04/00/2013
          Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching
          math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ
          wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.
          Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

Entrepreneur Michael Litt gave his reaction to Larry Smith’s talk, titled, “Why you
have to fail to have a great career.”  His idea: that failure provides the ultimate
experience needed for success — learning to get up and dust yourself off after a
fall.  Watch Litt’s candid telling of a time he failed professionally, big time.

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the
absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.