There is a stereotype for a reason. It's because young magicians have made it. The majority of them are young and arrogant. They believe they know everything, and have huge egos. Now, I'm not saying all of them are that way, but the majority are. I know I was when I first started.
Now, with age come experience. That is a fact. I started magic when I was around 10. It's now been nearly a decade, and I have much more experience. I have much more life experience, and much more experience with magic. 5 years ago though, even with about 5 years of experience, I know I would have been no where near ready to start busking. The truth is that I didn't have the life experience. I didn't have the performing experience. I didn't have the business experience.
Just because someone is young, we don't state they will ruin magic, or that they shouldn't perform. But when they come on here with a huge ego, and show that they don't know what they are talking about, then we do state that.
Now, from just looking at your post, I would say that you fit into that stereotype. You may be a good performer, but you have a large ego, which will only hurt you in the end. The reason it's obvious that you have a large ego is because you state over and over again about how you can figure out all of this magic, as well as you present yourself. I really advise that you loose the ego. It will allow you to learn a lot more.
okay, one i dont have a "large ego of what your saying"..when your trying to prove a point you tend to "drill to kill" to get your point across, which was simply what i was doing...so dont take that the wrong way..
Davidthecryptic i actually read the comments, and i must say i beleive for the most part i am correct, now i wont go back and find you proof or anything, because to be honest i dont care enough to do that (my purpose was to smartly evaluate people rather than sterotype people)
Btw do you know the age of an adult.???????
-And clean up this "essay" of mine..its not a essay number 1, number two after reding these posts and seeing how majority of these kids are wrecked when posting i posted this to stop that...So when people tell us to grow up i tend to throw it back to the person saying that (please thats immature...and btw that wasnt directed towards you david, i am aware you never said that).
THEcaffentinater-i understand what you mean the most, but you got to understand (at least for me) i dont make money off this stuff, i do it so people can laugh and have fun ( i beleive that it the true art of magic) i honestly think taking this art and making into a money and a type of lifestyle may be a shelfish lifestyle (unless you are tipped)....
Anyways i read many books, such as 13 steps, which gave me ideas on tricks, i have invented my own mentalism tricks, gimmicks, ect. My ego aint big. I just hate how when i post my age people tend to give me watered down "oh your a kid" answer, thats what im trying to stop. I know what its like to run a business (oh trust me i know, espeically since it didnt go to well at times, i know the struggles, ect.) I know what its like to pay my way through (i buy everything i own generally because number 1 i dont want my parents spending their money on me when i know they need it and number 2 i do have a somewhat of an icome from working).
so now as you know a little background about me i hope you guys know where im coming from, how fustraiting it is to get treated differently..
Im very thankful for the help recieved on this forum, for example DaveV helped me alot on question with m5 and how to preform/make it, ect.