Yesterday a reader of this blog asked me the following question… “how do you distinguish passion from obsession?” It a pertinent and important question it would be futile to spend your whole life pursuing an unhealthy obsession, loving something or someone who will never love you back.
Hollywood is full of people obsessed with fame, wealth and power… and none of these things have the ability to love you back.
How do I know that I am passionate rather than obsessed with making films? How does anyone distinguish the difference between passion and obsession? One must look ONLY to their own heart and their own motives to answer this question.
I truly love filmmaking because I love creating, I love the art itself and at the end of the day success or failure, films in the cinema or an “unsuccessful” life of immense frustration that love is undeniably enough!