I would not actually blame these people because the fact of the matter is that the reality is that there is not much scope for everyone to become a pop star or a classical singer or an expert violinist and when one needs to think about the things that one needs to do for a living, the focus automatically shifts to relatively mundane things like engineering, accounting or law.
These careers offer you a much higher probability of ensuring a secured job that will earn the monthly pay packet that can be used to pay bills and monthly installments that you will definitely create once you settle down in life.
However, does all talent in music and other arts go this way and die a natural death.
I think not.
There are music colleges that allow you to obtain a double major wherein you can study the subject of your dreams and at the same time ensure that you get a degree that you may need.
This means that you can study a side subject along with music so that after college, you do not end up working as a janitor or a waiter in Mc Donald's.
One is not suggesting that all musicians end up like this but the fact is that the probability of success as a musician is much lower.
Many musicians never make it to the lime light and therefore die a unknown lonely death.
It is more practical to have back up so that you will at least be able to earn your daily bread without being down in the dumps.