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Passions + Addictions = Passiaddictions!

Posted on: February 21st, 2013 by bubbyjoysandoys 11 Comments

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Passions are hobbies. Painting, coloring, drawing, knitting, playing music, and so forth.

People are “into” their hobbies. They enjoy doing them and keeping busy with their pastimes.

Hobbies and Passions - Or Addictions?

Hobbies and Passions – Or Addictions?

These days everyone is talking about their addictions – otherwise known as things that they can’t stop doing, which by the way is the actual definition of “addiction.”

When someone  is addicted to alcohol or drugs, they cannot stop.

When someone is “addicted” to carbohydrates (that would be me!), they can’t stop (but wait! I haven’t had carbs in several days, right?).

But lately the word “addiction” has become loosely used for folks who have passions and interests that they enjoy. Dr. Abraham J. Twerski, M.D., discusses addictions in his own writings.

For the purpose of this post, we can call many passions “addictions” if we enjoy them so much that  “cannot stop” doing them.

For example, writing.

I enjoy writing. I write every day and when I am writing, I am at peace. I really enjoy the process.

Am I addicted to writing? Maybe.

It is my passion.

The same can be said for any passion one has whether that is photography, cooking, baking, going to the theater, reading, skydiving,…

There are so many passions out there that people can choose from to enjoy in life.

Passions are hobbies that we do because we enjoy them and we grow and develop various interests in life that way. We widen our horizons.
So here’s to our Passiaddictions!

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11 Responses

  1. zifftech18 says:

    Great new word!!! Wow, Em, you go girl!

    Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:18:14 +0000 To: jdziff@hotmail.com

  2. Sweet! Mine would be knitting.. can’t stop a shop without helping support it!

  3. ryan says:

    cheers bubby. passiaddictions… hope i will find it soon enough.

  4. beccakinla says:

    Passiaddictions–like it.

    I think when I get into a good writing flow, this is what it’s like. Sometimes I produce my best work when I’m like this. But, sometimes, I drop the ball on everything else around me. Then I need my husband and kids to stage an intervention. (“Imma, we need you to step away from the computer. It’s 7:15. We are hungry, we need hugs, and we have no clean pajamas.”)

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