A Philosophical Conversation with Joseph Morales and Paolo Franchesco.
Alexander Hamilton's actor Joseph A. Morales from the Hamilton Musical discussed his philosophy of passion, and the importance of his work's legacy for P. Franchesco Ferrucci.
JOSEPH A. MORALES
For me, passion is the meaning of life.
It’s something you know deep down inside that you were born to do.
Something that may not come easy to you, but you love it so much that you die trying.
Something you wake up thinking about and fall asleep dreaming about.
The importance of passion is what keeps the world spinning.
It’s the reason planes fly, doctors heal, actors inspire, etc, etc.
Without it, we’d literally be nothing.
We’ve all got a calling and it’s imperative we act on it.
“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” - Vincent Van Gogh
I would tell my younger self to stop worrying about the results.
Keep working hard, do what feels right, and be of service to others.
The rest will take care of itself.
Because I will be remembered for my work, I can only hope that it serves a greater purpose and inspires others to do what they love.
We are all the same, capable of greatness when we get out of our own way.
Legacy: it’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.