Not long ago, my wife, a composer, asked me if I would ever advise a student from a low-income family to pursue a career in the arts.
“What do you mean? Of course.”
“If that’s what they wanted to do, and they had talent.”
“But they don’t have money.”
“If a student were really passionate and talented, she’d figure out a way.” That’s always been something my parents told me. “Think about what you’d do if money were no object. And then work hard. You’ll find a way to make money.”
“Your parents give you $28,000 a year. They paid for your tuition. They made it possible for you to do what you’d do if money were no object—because money was no object for you.”
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