My daughter has a strong artistic bent.
As a father, I have chosen to let her pursue her interests. Recently, I have been tempted to transfer her to language classes to reinforce her weak English scores, but I think my daughter would be much unhappier without Art classes in her life.
I also had an interesting conversation with a friend regarding this matter. This conversation came about because I have always expressed my unwillingness to work with an artist to create an RPG product because I was not confident that they are conscientious enough to deliver on time ( yes, even with money from me) :
Friend : ” It is entirely possible that Clio will grow up and be the kind of artist that does good work and deliver on time. ”
Me : “We don’t call these people artists in Singapore society.”
Friend : ” What do you call them ?”
Me : “Architects.