Musing 1: I really can't stand ZZ Top. Just being honest.
Musing 2: It's funny how quickly you address important concepts with piano students who are going to stop taking lessons soon.
Musing 3: Living in the modern world (depending on grocery stores, cars/vehicles, computers, electricity, cell phones, municipal water) seems like one of the most potentially dangerous lifestyles one can live considering the dependency it creates. I think it would be a good idea for me to develop more skills than just piano playing.........
Advice on being a musician: It's ok to have a dream. If you have a dream, you have to protect it. Don't look for approval from everyone, even people close to you might not be able to understand your dream, and they don't have to. It's not their dream. People who tell you you can't do something often tell you that because they think they can't do it themselves, so they don't want you to do it. If you want something, go get it.