Okay, so I've been told by my parents that they don't want me to be a violinist because they say only rich people who don't have anything better to spend money on can do it. They say that the cost of a really good instrument and all those expenses for professional level playing is beyond our income, and most good violinists have violins worth about several houses. Also, apparently there have been three people in my family that failed as musicians because they couldn't support their families. Is this true? They also say since I'm a girl, and in the future women will bring in the most income, I definitely cannot support my family on only violin. I'm kind of scared now because of my family members with their bad fortunes, but I also really love violin. I don't think I'm too bad, but I've started really late. I'm in 8th grade, I've been playing three years, I'm playing Zigeunerweisen, and I'll be starting the Bruch concerto soon, followed by Sibelius or Wieniawski. Do I have any chance? Will I really fail just because my family is normal in income and we're not rich? Or will I not make it because I'm too late to be "really good" in the future?
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