Today I was having a casual conversation with a few people (all of whom are training as dancers in the same place as me), and somebody mentioned that a couple of the staff apparently take drugs. Most of us kind of responded neutrally, feeling that it is normal to find the odd few out of a large number of people who have or do take drugs. One person simply said “yeah, well all dancers take drugs.”
While I have no doubt that drug taking dancers DO exist, there are also many (if not more) that DON’T. I would argue that a long standing career is more likely to be based on making healthy choices than unhealthy ones?
(By the way, the person who made the sweeping statement doesn’t take drugs.)
I guess it just shows that life is full of stereotypes. Annoying.