"And doesn't he sometimes wonder whether he has gained most or lost most by learning his trade?" ~Mark Twain
Please read this essay. It's just wonderful and rather thought provoking too :)
I can't remember the last time I just watched a person dancing and found myself in awe of their beautiful movement quality. I almost always start breaking apart their technique and noticing even subtle flaws. . . . And have a I gained or lost by learning my trade?