Re: RARA-AVIS: Profesionals and amateurs

Date: 24 Feb 2003

In a message dated 2/24/03 7:02:26 AM, writes:

<< But doesn't "taking a dive" mean that they have turned their backs on their professionalism, so it no longer protects them? >>

I accept the definition of noir in literature as "doomed". And if one is truly doomed, then no level of professionalism can protect you. Professionalism is merely ammunition to expend at your encroaching, unbeatable enemy, saving the last bullet for yourself.

John Lau

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