Professionals. They know everything. They've done it all before, and they can prove it. But what is it that makes a professional, a professional? Well, I'm gonna go ahead and guess that they've made their work a Profession. What is a profession? That definition is actually not very solid in my mind. To me, a profession is a particular skill or interest an individual takes to the point of mastering so they might make a living on it. That being said, calling someone a professional doesn't always stick with me.
The way they behave tells me more of their professionalism than their credentials. Yet there is an undeniable trend in the world today that credentials are what defines a professional more than their actual knowledge. I often see people mistake a labeled "professional" as someone who knows what they're talking about. This often falls apart when said "professional" makes an argument that proves their knowledge of the area they claim to be professional is absolutely unfounded.
Knowledge is universal, and something we all obtain. All of the information we know now has always existed in some form. The ideas and information we know to be true now, was simply us discovering the information that was already true. That being said, professionalism is counter-intuitive to this idea considering how we covet the word of those who claim to be as such. How? It's pretty simple actually.Read More