[QUOTE=suprunp;849228][Tamaru:] As I said, this guy is a professional.
“A professional is like a hunting dog,” Tamaru said. “He can sniff out what normal people can’t smell, hear what they can’t pick up. If you do the same things everyone else does, in the same way, then you’re no professional. Even if you are, you’re not going to survive for long. So you need to be vigilant. I know you are a very cautious person, but you have to be much more careful than you have been up till now.
(H. Murakami; 1Q84)
Tamaru is talking to Aomame about a guy who is a professional. Aomame is in hiding and this guy is apparently searching for her.
If a professional does the same things everyone else does, in the same way, then [COLOR="Magenta"]they[/COLOR ]are no professional. Even if they are, they are not going to survive for long
To my understanding I think the writer means "Even if you are a professional, but you make the mistake of doing things as everyone does, you are not going to survive for long.
Hope it helps.
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