Hmm, as magicians should we not stick together no matter our skill or cultural even age differences? I see no point in getting that performer no matter his skill out of his job. So what he's fourteen, big deal, he got the job before you, it sounds like he was ready before you were, go find another stomping ground. And to those of you who say he has no financial obligations, how do you know that? Maybe he is from a poorer background, he could even be saving for college, the point is as magicians you stick together, there's already few of us out there, don't aid in our diminshment. I'm personally sick of flaming and the crushing of people's aspirations on these forums, you may call it constructive criticsm I call it destructive. I'm only eighteen as well, but I know well enough to leave well enough alone. Take this into consideration, or disregard it like I'm sure it will be because I don't have a little "Born to Perform" insignia underneath my name.
18 years young. magician.
A magician with a decent human nature? We have a progression.
But I do like the idea of purposely inflicting painful "lessons" on younger kids because "they need to learn".
A beginning guitarist will learn much quicker if he's in a band, just like a magician will learn much quicker with the experience of working with people. Apparently, however, he doesn't deserve that because he isn't 54 yet.