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The fan is chugging away overhead, desperately fighting off the heat that Jinhua’s summers are infamous for.

But I am oblivious: I’m finishing my drawing of Mickey Mouse. With pencil in hand, markers sprawled about, and a new book of cartoon pictures, the last thing on my mind is the weather. Nothing can stir me—I am in my element.

Over the past twelve years, I’ve learned to command my tools. As the artist, I am powerful: I act as both a creator and a mediator, imbuing each painting with a distinct impression. The variation, uniqueness, and uncertainty underlying each step of the process—these make up the essence of art which I strive for.

But I have discovered that true passion doesn’t reserve itself. From using my talent in student government to applying that same creativity in my patents, I’ve happily seen art penetrate all other areas of my life. Genuine passion brings joy to everyone—not just the pursuer.

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