The word "amateur" is not necessarily one anybody should be ashamed of. It's root comes from the french 'to love.' So, what an amateur is, really, is a person who does something for the love of doing it, and NOT for the money (which is what a professional is -- that is, one who does something for the money).
Which would you rather be -- one who does something for love, or a whore?
It is too early in the morning for such a tough question. I haven't finished my coffee yet.
The thing is, love can fade but money lasts forever. Ask me again in an hour.
Jay Severin was all over this like white on rice on Friday. Kept calling the MSM 'crack whores'! It was hilarious!