Amateur or Professional?

January 12, 2023

Some time ago I became interested in etymology of two words:
Amateur / Professional

The original meaning of “amateur” is exciting:
An amateur is an individual, who loves to do something. 

Instead, a professional is an individual, who professes (declares) to be an expert in doing something. That’s why a professional can ask for money for doing something.

Obviously you must be a professional for being a firefighter or doing a surgery.

Anyway, as an artist, would you rather be a lover or a professor?

I’d rather be a lover. 

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