"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those poor and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Part of my favorite speech by Theodore Roosevelt that captures in part how to live
I think having passions in life is important. To try and expand who you are, grow, and re-invent yourself is noble.
Music can touch your soul in a clear and immediate way. A painting can inspire you, yet take time to explain why. Reading, reading can change who you are, and motivate you to become your ideal self.