Passion is a powerful thing. When given channels it can lead to miracles and amazing achievements. Admittedly it can lead to terrible things, as any surfing of obscure movies on Netflix reveals, but let’s focus on the good stuff for the duration of this column, OK?
We’re fortunate to live in an age where so many of us can leverage our skills and creativity on our own to create wonderful works, to manifest our passions. Well, by “on our own” I mean through software and services like Photoshop, Lulu, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc. But you get the idea; we can do publishing, composition, programming, etc. that we never could have a few years ago, and in ways that would be unthinkable a decade or two ago*.