On a podcast that was discussing happiness, the speaker threw out two normal English words. One was ‘amateur’, and the other was ‘dilettante’.
The meanings of both words is somewhat similar, in that there is interest in a field, but perhaps limited expertise.
The podcast itself was all about how if we do more things that are new and experimental (such as learning a new sport, a new language, a new art or skill etc.), then the chances of being happy are very high. Why? Because while learning these activities, we become engrossed in the moment, and quit complaining about mundane issues.
What I loved then was the etymology of both those words.
Amateur apparently comes from amour, which is to love (your work), and dilettante comes from delight. What fun!