Passion is what builds a society,
And passion is what tears it down.
Passion is accepted when it exists
Within the confines of our understanding;
Applauded when it makes money,
Accepted when it makes art,
Tolerated when it can be ignored,
And called fanaticism when it cannot.
Passion is called love when it makes us happy,
Hate when it makes us angry and hurt,
And mental illness when it makes us scared.
The more we acknowledge passion and
Work together to channel it productively,
The larger and healthier our society becomes.
The narrower our awareness of passion becomes,
The closer to Armageddon we get.