Is there such a thing as an amateur human, a person who is amateurish at being human? A pro simply does; an amateur talks endlessly about doing. The amateur writer, for instance, talks a lot about whether he must write longhand or type, and about the tactile pleasure of keying on an old typewriter. Over-articulation is the central quality of a person who does not belong where he is standing. The amateur is always preparing, preparing for life, fascinated by the beauty of preparation because everything else is tedious.
Source: Mint June 13, 2021 15:33 UTC