I’ll handle this, I’m a professional.

What does it mean to be a professional?  Does it mean that you have some sort of more valuable opinion on a subject than I?  Does it mean you are better at it than I am?  Why do people love to say they are a professional at something as if it gives them some sort of credibility?  Does being a professional at something make you better at it than anyone else? Pro – fes – sion – al : 1) adjective – following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain. 2) noun – a person who is expert at his or her work. The problem with words like this, in the English language, is that they have two radically different definitions which people interchange so that it suits them.  Taking the first definition above, I would be able to call myself a professional web developer/designer, a professional […]

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