Musicians: Then and Now

After reading a bit about the life of Robert Schumann and then listening to the first movement of his Symphony No. 3, I commented:

To think, his mother wanted him to be a lawyer.

King asked,

Yeah, I didn't understand that. Why didn't she want him to become a musician?

Because she thought all musicians were poor and lived in attics.

Mike chimed in,

Yeah, but now musicians are rich and live in hotels.

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