Passion versus Addiction

@mimpi1911 (25454)
India
November 17, 2007 5:06am CST
How do you draw the line between passion and addiction? PS: Inspired by Balasri.
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5 responses
@balasri (26554)
• India
20 Nov 07
Thanks for being inspired by me.I consider it as a great privilege.You are very passionate. I can say that if you don't suffer from the withdrawal syndrome it is a passion other wise it is an addiction.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
20 Nov 07
Wow, what an analysis!! Tell me Bala, have you taken crash course in 'exceptional one liners'?? I have never found anyone right there, bang on target with smooth flowing of a few defined words!!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
20 Nov 07
Great questions bring out great answers.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
21 Nov 07
It is difficult to make comparison between passion and addiction. Both are used in different sense. I can be passionate about my kids safety their welfare...I can be passionate about my old belongings. ...I can be passionate about reading certain kind of books. However, addiction is something, without which I cannot live my day to day like. If I feel addicted to something, I will try to get it ...I will try to grab it ...reach it by hook or crook. I think addiction is more dangerous than passsion. I also feel that a passionate person can easily become an addict. Excellent Post indeed! Have a great day! Deepak
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
21 Nov 07
pl. read 'life' for 'like'.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
21 Nov 07
Dearest, Nice to see you back. You have wonderfully analysed the two cases and As I have told you earlier, you are a counsellor at heart, showing light (deepak) to the strayed. I am lucky to have you as a friend.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
21 Nov 07
I feel flattered. (Wrote my reply in a hurry, could have been better...did not check that someone's reply has already been marked as BR). :):)
@maribea (2366)
• Italy
18 Nov 07
In medicine an addiction is something that gives you "dependence" that is if the administration of the substance is suspended there is the appearance of physical symptoms and "tolerance", that is the necessity of increasing the dosage of the substance to obtain the same effect....a passion is of course something we love, we are interested in...but as soon as I read your discussion I started thinking about love..a passion is the love that adds colours and meanings to your life..an addiction is a toxic love affair, one of those love affairs I know well...one of those "wrong passions" in which you love and give everything to another person that drains life and dignity from you without being worth of your love...an addiction is the wrong sort of love in which you love the other person more than yourself and believe it right...this is not right..I learnt this from my mistakes..nobody deserves it...only our own children...who are worth everything...so an addiction is a love passion turned into something deleterious and nocive to our own being...and I am an expert!!!!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
20 Nov 07
I am speechless, maribea!
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
20 Nov 07
oh no...don't loose your words...I love writing to you and reading what you write...you inspired me and I start writing ....i got into it and could not stop until I had explained what I felt...I am happy to share it with and I hope one day to publish something I write....lots of love.mb
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
21 Nov 07
Dear MB, You are such a great writer, obviously you are passionate about it. I do wish sincerely that you come up with a book to render your thoughts. I have always found your write ups here quite poetic and great literature. Why don't you preserve these as well and try and fit in in the book. You take care, hun. smiles..
• India
17 Nov 07
hi metting you after so long time and can you please tell me the meaning of addiction and passion tell me the difference
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
17 Nov 07
Hello amar_sandy1987, you can see the responses above and below yours, that should help you. For further reference and examples, you can use www.dictionary.com or www.thefreedictionary.com ( I recommend this).
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
19 Nov 07
Hi, I just hope you got the difference now. How have you been Amar??
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• India
5 Dec 07
fine its was nice u responded me nice i liked that u responded me after so long time we are meeting again on mylot and i like that way i_luv_u u too also gud
@yanjiaren (9050)
12 Dec 07
Now that's a hard one lol.I am both passionate about my Hubby and addicted to him lol.When I have to leave him I cry alot, but now I take black chicken the crying isn't as much. I love him very much but try not to be addicted in the way I am to chocolate..I am trying to wean myself off too much choc by drinking bitter herbal teas!!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
13 Dec 07
Taken the measure of your waistline, i guess, that wouldn't be a problem. lol.. you can afford to plunge yourself in choc'lates and creams. You take care.