I have very strong opinions about things which are important to me. If I can't understand what someone else expresses, I tend to ask a lot of questions. I'm the kind of person that embraces details but wants to get to the heart of the matter as soon as possible. Although I can be verbose, I'd rather speak my mind directly instead of sugar-coating or beating around the bush.
My passion in life is teaching. Teaching isn't just about standing in front of people and lecturing them. It's about getting students to think, to communicate, and to build trust and confidence in themselves and in others (no matter what their age). Being a teacher is about providing knowledge, yes, but more in the fashion of guidance. I find it very important to connect with my students, and I absolutely love to see them smiling, laughing, and wholly enjoying themselves in class - especially when a light bulb comes on over their heads. I take my job seriously (unlike many people in the English-conversation-school-teacher-in-Japan profession, as I've found), and it bugs me when others don't do the same. My philosophy is that if you aren't enjoying your job and if you're not passionate about it, then find one you do enjoy, and go after it. Don't waste time complaining and then doing nothing to change the things that are within your control.
Not only do I feel this way about my job but also about life in general.
This should give you a very basic idea of what my primary drive is in life at the moment (keywords: "basic" and "primary"). If you agree and/or want to know more, then I'm sure we could get along swimmingly ^_^