What comes first, money or passion?

ImageThe world is vicious, brutal, and unforgiving; if you choose to see it that way.  On the contrary, you could view it as exciting, challenging, and rewarding.  Regardless of how you perceive the world, what comes first, passion or money?

Does an artist create art because they see a business opportunity in making a living by selling it, or does the artist follow his or her passion so adamantly that it shows in the product, and people buy it?

Does a business man or women make money simply to make money, or does he or she have a passion for the art of business, which the money is a benefit of?

Does the musician write music to make money, or is it their undying love of music that allows them to create a living by selling it?

The question now arises; would these people stop doing what they are doing if they didn’t make money doing it?

Of course not, but the scale must remain in balance in order to survive.

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Pondering in the Mist

The trip to the Northwest has been well worth it.  It has been enlightening, humbling, and inspirational.  Between the huge change in scenery, the interviews with Bonneville Power Administration, and stumbling across more power plants than I’ve ever seen, I have finally found some answers. What is the best energy?  Well, I have definitely come a long ways since I first asked this question.  I have traveled coast to coast, through rain forests, deserts, canyons, and mountain passes.  I’ve traveled by foot, bike, train, bus, car, truck, four wheeler, and plane.  Now that I’ve journeyed over 8000 miles, it’s time to make sense of everything.  The next few months are going to be busy editing interviews and piecing together the puzzle with Marty Pool.  As much as I want to tell everyone what I’ve learned, I have to wait until the film is finished.  As the footage unfolds, Marty and I will be blogging to keep the conversation going.  We will also be blogging about whatever we feel is relevant to Energy! O Energy!  I will be on the road for another 2 and a half weeks gathering footage. I’ll leave you witha few photos of the last two days.  If you’re just joining us, check out some video clips from the first bike ride through Wyoming to explore energy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCjbccG7c8

Happy trails.