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  1. #16
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    Sounds like we might agree a little Armand. The level of pro comment had to do with comparing work not being a good measure of being professional. All my comments were directed at comparisons not working in calling oneself a pro. Making money or a living is actually the only tangible measure of calling oneself a pro.

    The problem in defining it solely as making a living is that there are many levels of making a living. I can live on the street and do drawings of tourists and make just enough to feed myself and drink beer and be called a pro. So hustle then would define pro and not quality? An interesting discussion but I don't think it's all that black and white in my head. I worked full time as a security guard for years but would never call myself a professional law enforcement guy. Maybe at the time technically you could cal me that but I never felt like I was a pro. Anyway, black and white definitions are too easy for CA.
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    I think dpaint is right and 'pro' refers to a way of making living, but bears no measure of quality.
    Professionals do have a certain job acceptance standard, but in such a subjective business like this one, that really doesn't mean much, if anything.
    However, a distinction must be made between profession and vocation.
    One can be a painter by vocation, but not by profession and the other way around.

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