Point taken but I believe it depends on one's financial situation and also one's direction.
Dread..I know this sounds conservative, but some folks are in a situation
where it is now time to return help to fellow citizens.
Again, mini shows in isolated areas which have never and will never see a ventriloquist and some basic magic ignite little peoples' dream machines.
I now work daily with seniors(retirement homes) and now weekly with nursery schools. Vent and 101 magic and driving folks.
For a few years I obtained good, acoustic guitars and taught hundreds of 11 and 12 year olds the basic G, D, C, A seventh chords; and basic blues. Folks. I did the same with harmonicas, and electrics in high schools.
Folks, no teaching is involved when you give a kid a guitar..they inhale rock and roll..wanna know how many times I have heard Smoke On The Water?
Music stores love me.Now I am introducing magic and vent to the schools. Of course, the result will be that we will soon have developed a market for professional entertainers.