But do you know the majority or what they're about with any certainty? are you sure Nicolas' success is their ultimate goal? we have seen about.. zero young emerging talent afforded the same major financial and creative liberties in a long time, do you think they can be judged on school presentations? hardly, they're subjected to teachers, the generational challenges this inevitably brings, limited resources and academic demands. 18 has been for centuries about the average age to know and be passionate about something, with 13-17 already nurturing that outside formal education... it happened to Nicolas, it happens to people that are currently that age, nothing prodigious about autodidacticism. Nicolas was given a chance after demonstrating talent, these chances are currently strangled enough so young people accept a series of inconsequential internships for the rest of their 20s, followed by corporate-ish, slightly creative positions that will only contribute to strengthen the 5-8 dinosaurs sitting comfortably in the same seat since 2000. Once you're 35-42, already seasoned enough to know how to play along with the system and know which of your least sellable ideas to discard on behalf of the salary you would be stupid to sacrifice, then you *might* get a chance. Stating they don't have fresh ideas at an age where humans are naturally at their most receptive is down there with 'back in my day, there was real music!'. Same for wanting them to model their trajectory after someone who created based on a context (sociopolitical, you name it) that mirrors yours. That's just giving in to aging so easily, seeing newer ones with antagonism and deep skepticism.. I'm not saying Nicolas should be put away in an elderly home so as to make room for the young, just don't monopolize the field any more than it already is. He could champion a recent graduate while he sits in his luxury brand conglomerate for the next 4 years, instead we'll open another door, just to find Nicolas in there too. It's toxic.