A tradesman does their work as a means to an end whereas a craftsman does their work from a desire to do the job well for its own sake. Which are you or are you a bit of both?
Using the word “man” in the non-gender specific sense, Richard Sennett, a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, explores the difference in the profoundly thought-providing book The Craftsman.
Sennett also develops a convincing argument that pure economic competition without significant co-operation will never produce truly good work.
He also argues that we are in danger of being “hand and head divided” by the growing tendency to over rely on the computer-based design technology.
Check out The Craftsman online.