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Young guitarist clashes with his parents over his future

Young guitarist clashes with his parents over his future

(7:32) That young person is Alex Lifeson, guitarist for Canadian prog rockers Rush. Today he is worth about $40 million. From Allan King's 1973 documentary 'Come on Children'.

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MyName MyName (1164 days ago)

Fascinating clip.

Alex's father:

'...and whatever the parent feel, it happen, most of the time.."

And them someone with Alex's talent comes along. How many other kids had similar talent crushed?

Not knocking his dad, parents do often suppress their kids even though they usually want what they feel is best for them but not letting your kid explore their own potential in their own way is a sad way to crush talent and try to make them copies of ourselves.

Glad Alex found his way..

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Fascinating clip.

Alex's father:

'...and whatever the parent feel, it happen, most of the time.."

And them someone with Alex's talent comes along. How many other kids had similar talent crushed?

Not knocking his dad, parents do often suppress their kids even though they usually want what they feel is best for them but not letting your kid explore their own potential in their own way is a sad way to crush talent and try to make them copies of ourselves.

Glad Alex found his way..

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Oh please. Good parents aren't crushing the dreams of their children. Most parents want only what is the best their kids. If any kid came to their parents and said. Forget school I just want to hang and feel it for awhile. Most good parents would think. My kid is throwing his life away. How many kids have dreams but no way of achieving them. It just so happens that this kid was really talented, had the right breaks at the right time and was successful. There are countless scores of people who are just as talented and have never found success.

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Oh please. Good parents aren't crushing the dreams of their children. Most parents want only what is the best their kids. If any kid came to their parents and said. Forget school I just want to hang and feel it for awhile. Most good parents would think. My kid is throwing his life away. How many kids have dreams but no way of achieving them. It just so happens that this kid was really talented, had the right breaks at the right time and was successful. There are countless scores of people who are just as talented and have never found success.

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MyName MyName (1162 days ago)

Well, it seems to me that that is pretty much what I said, although I didn't say good parents are crushing the dreams of their children.

It's very hard for a parent to find the balance between what is good for their kids, (or at least what they think is good for their kids) and allowing their kids to follow their dreams or talents.

It tends to be the arts that are discouraged the most as many parents don't see them as a proper job.

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Well, it seems to me that that is pretty much what I said, although I didn't say good parents are crushing the dreams of their children.

It's very hard for a parent to find the balance between what is good for their kids, (or at least what they think is good for their kids) and allowing their kids to follow their dreams or talents.

It tends to be the arts that are discouraged the most as many parents don't see them as a proper job.

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Guest: Dr Jaded (1163 days ago)

He was probably in the process of recording their first album while this documentary was being made. Recorded Early-1973 (beginning of the sessions) and November 1973 (ending of the sessions) at Eastern Sound Studios, Toronto. The album 'Rush' was released March 1st 1974 - It went Gold in both Canada and America. In fact every album they made went Gold or Platinum right up to 2005. Wow!!!

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He was probably in the process of recording their first album while this documentary was being made. Recorded Early-1973 (beginning of the sessions) and November 1973 (ending of the sessions) at Eastern Sound Studios, Toronto. The album 'Rush' was released March 1st 1974 - It went Gold in both Canada and America. In fact every album they made went Gold or Platinum right up to 2005. Wow!!!

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MyName MyName (1162 days ago)
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And the first track of their first album was 'Finding My Way.' Appropriate to this thread. :)

(Although the lyrics to Working Man, the last track, are probably more appropriate.)

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And the first track of their first album was 'Finding My Way.' Appropriate to this thread. :)

(Although the lyrics to Working Man, the last track, are probably more appropriate.)

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Guest: politics=corruption (1163 days ago)

Facinating. Great insight into how parents should listen. Not all children will make it like Alex but why should any parent try to stop them.

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Facinating. Great insight into how parents should listen. Not all children will make it like Alex but why should any parent try to stop them.

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