The passionate life.
It is a life defined by emotions, by impassioned engagement and belief, by one or more quests, grand projects, embracing affectsons.
It is also characterized...in terms of frenzy, vaulting ambition, "sickness unto death". Essentially insatiable goals, impossible affections.
Philosophy is, or should be, a kind of magic.
-Robert C. Solomon, The Joy of Philosophy.