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« on: October 30, 2009, 03:25:59 AM »

Why?  Whats your urge to dance??
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 07:51:24 AM »

I believe it is a drug.....you strive to have that dance that feels like perfection...everything is in alignment and it just feels like a knife going through soft butter....and of course it always happens when you least expect it. Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 08:11:07 AM »

A drug?  But that sounds bad for you.... like an addiction.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 08:22:17 AM »

Agree with above  Grin

Apart from the addiction and the constant strive for the feeling that one moment when it works, I love the music, the relaxation and the fun
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 10:53:43 AM »

Um...cause it's fun!  Roll Eyes

Seriously...for the girls! Name another sport where you can hold a girl in your arms for as long as you want without be called a creep!  Lips sealed
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 01:21:11 PM »

the sensational joy of movement, connection, freedom, and expression. Cheesy

i also love technical mastery of something i enjoy, and pursuit of that is personal pleasure.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 01:42:30 PM »

A drug?  But that sounds bad for you.... like an addiction.

And your point is...  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2009, 02:31:15 PM »

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I distinguish an addiction from a habbit, passion or indulgance by it being bad for your wellbeing in the long term.
I suppose dance could be an addiction if you spend all your resources on it to the point where youre normal life will not function.  However, for most people hooked (bad choice of word but what the heck) on it, it is a passion - something that is actually good for your wellbeing in the long term.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2009, 03:33:35 PM »

It was the only sport the doctors OKed with my bad knees. Did really want to dance....but then the drug hit me like a brick in the head and I got addicted. Here I am some 30 years later and still addicted.
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2009, 08:11:30 PM »

I think it may be the only thing I do with a passion that I have no real reason for.... there was no need for me to dance, no background no experience, no secret goals, no nothing.  I was exposed to dance and I could not stop myself from doing it - and here I am 20 yrs later still doing it....
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2009, 10:30:34 PM »

A drug?  But that sounds bad for you.... like an addiction.

YES...are you in denial? Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2009, 10:34:16 PM »

I think the word has been used with the bad addictions.. Not all addictions are bad for you dancing is one. But you are right in general it is associated with bad unhealthy habits.

I am addicted to licorice. once I start a packet I have to finish it, that is why I now only buy bits at a time rather than buying a kilo bag  Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2009, 05:14:05 AM »

Websters:
 compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful

without the 'harmful' aspect the word addiction would seems to have little meaning.  Else breathing is an addiction as is touching other humans...
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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2009, 09:17:40 AM »



without the 'harmful' aspect the word addiction would seems to have little meaning.  Else breathing is an addiction as is touching other humans...
great point, elise.
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 12:02:18 AM »

"Addictive" redirects here. For other uses, see Addictive (disambiguation).
This article is about the concept of addiction. For other uses, see Addiction (disambiguation).

    "-holic" and "-holism" redirect here: for them see wikt:-holic and wikt:-holism; distinguish them from the complete word "holism".



The term "addiction" is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological dependence, such as: drug addiction (e.g. alcoholism, nicotine addiction), problem gambling, crime, money, work addiction, compulsive overeating, computer addiction, video game addiction, pornography addiction, television addiction, etc.

In medical terminology, an addiction is a chronic neurobiologic disorder that has genetic, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions and is characterized by one of the following: the continued use of a substance despite its detrimental effects, impaired control over the use of a drug (compulsive behavior), and preoccupation with a drug's use for non-therapeutic purposes (i.e. craving the drug).[1] Addiction is often accompanied by the presence of deviant behaviors (for instance stealing money and forging prescriptions) that are used to obtain a drug[citation needed].

Tolerance to a drug and physical dependence are not defining characteristics of addiction, although they typically accompany addiction to certain drugs. Tolerance is a pharmacologic phenomenon where the dose of a medication needs to be continually increased in order to maintain its desired effects.[2] For instance, individuals with severe chronic pain taking opiate medications (like morphine) will need to continually increase the dose in order to maintain the drug's analgesic (pain-relieving) effects. Physical dependence is also a pharmacologic property and means that if a certain drug is abruptly discontinued, an individual will experience certain characteristic withdrawal signs and symptoms.[2] Many drugs used for therapeutic purposes produce withdrawal symptoms when abruptly stopped, for instance oral steroids, certain antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and opiates.

However, common usage of the term addiction has spread to include psychological dependence. In this context, the term is used in drug addiction and substance abuse problems, but also refers to behaviors that are not generally recognized by the medical community as problems of addiction, such as compulsive overeating.

The term addiction is also sometimes applied to compulsions that are not substance-related, such as problem gambling and computer addiction. In these kinds of common usages, the term addiction is used to describe a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences, as deemed by the user himself to his or her individual health, mental state or social life.

This is from wikipedia....it is quite broad and the use of the word is not so defined as for drug addiction there are many addictions now...and not all bad but as previously stated dancing can be an issues if you are spending money when you don't have it...
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