Being passionate has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, from what I have seen, if you are passionate, you are one of the lucky few in this world. I believe that those who have found a passion to live for have found the meaning of life and gained spiritual nirvana. That goes so against the philosophy of Buddhist nirvana right?? But when the blood is hot and spirit young, I think a cause or a passion and a single steel minded dedication towards it does the trick. It provides a purpose and gathers your thoughts.
If there has ever been a successful person, he/she has had the passion to do something. Those goasl may vary from time to time and change radically but the determination stays. For me, one whose life is passionate has got a life which is worth living for.
I wish to have a well lived life.