Passionate - easily aroused to anger, filled with anger : ANGRY
Impassioned filled with passion or zeal : showing great warmth or
intensity of feeling
Dispassionate - not influenced by strong feeling; especially : not
affected by personal or emotional involvement <a dispassionate critic> <a
dispassionate approach to an issue> - DISPASSIONATE implies actions
that are well thought out, based on evidence.
IMPASSIONED, PASSIONATE, ARDENT, FERVENT, FERVID, PERFERVID mean showing
intense feeling. IMPASSIONED implies warmth and intensity without violence
and suggests fluent verbal expression <an impassioned plea for justice>.
PASSIONATE implies great vehemence and often violence and wasteful
diffusion of emotion <a passionate denunciation>. ARDENT implies
an intense degree of zeal, devotion, or enthusiasm <an ardent supporter
of human rights>. FERVENT stresses sincerity and steadiness of emotional
warmth or zeal <fervent good wishes>. FERVID suggests warmly
and spontaneously and often feverishly expressed emotion <fervid
love letters>. PERFERVID implies the expression of exaggerated or
overwrought feelings <perfervid expressions of patriotism>.
As an engineer I spend a lot of time reading and thinking about my career,
and relating it to the experiences which I've dealt with in the past
seven years in Massachusetts, and the combined ten years since I started
working with semiconductors.
We never just say this is fantastic. We're filled with skepticism.
We needed to prove to ourselves that they could back up the claim.
our doubts. However this was Because it didn't validate what we were
I believe it is important to view problems in a dispassionate way, to
put aide idelology and to look at the evidence before making a decision
about what is the best course of action. Unfortunatley, theough harly
surprisingly my time at CCFC as a member, and then witness to the decisions
I saw that decisions were often made because of ideology and politics.
As a result many wronge headed actions were taken, ones that only exacerbated
the problems at hand, but fit with the interests, beliefs and immediate
needs of the people in power. The French intellectual Pierre Bourdiew
has writtel about the need for leaders to behave more like scholars and
engage in scientific debate based on hard facts and evidence. Regrettably
the opposite happens too often, when academics involved in making policy
reccomendations become politicized and start to bend the evidence to
fit the ideas of those in charge.
Took a few months to get accustomed to the Boston culture, maybe but
then you miss the things back home.
Living your life purposefully, and even if it doesn't