The Seven Life Forces of Energy
火 Let’s see how life comes full circle. Let’ begin with fire.
――primary engine of emotional outburst. Their passion cuts both ways. Their innate red, hot molten rock breaks through ancient regime and turns the system around. Socrates, Jesus Christ, Adolf Hitler were all fire persons. Passion rise and fall. Those heroes, despite or because of their willingness to fight for their passionate goal, died in agony. Passion on fire (情熱) turns out to be passion in futility (受難). They are so emotionally honest, that the occasions arise when they inadvertently get carried away and self-destruct under their own big egos.
Socrates’ passion caused him to self-destruct ――drinking hemlock. Jesus’ passion cost him a death on the cross.
Adolf’s passion backfired on himself, inflated first by the passionate crowd and deflated second. What goes up in flames, comes down in ashes. Back to the earth. Life goes on. I’ll discuss “rock” later.
Back to fire. Fire is necessary to be a creative leader or possibly a visionary. But fire is not sufficient to make a creative genius. Genius comes at a price. You cannot afford to be overly creative, or overly imaginative to be a political leader, at the risk of violating the principle of political correctness. (wind logic) Fire is Janis-faced: life-wish vs death-wish. Let’s suffice it here to say in conclusion: fire IS necessary, but NOT sufficient to secure a constructively destructive leadership. Let’s move on to the wind person.