I’m all for following your passions but some people go too far when they say that your parents shouldn’t care about what job makes money, just what makes you happy.
But what about when your supposedly happy job gets you little to no money, you’re struggling to pay bills or buy that house you want, and you can’t enjoy your job anymore? Just because your job is one of your interests doesn’t mean it’ll be the only thing in your life and your life will be complete afterwards.
And it’s all nice and romantic to say that if you push yourself hard enough with your passions, you can get anywhere. But the fact is, you can’t. There are plenty of unlucky people in the world.
Personally, I’d rather not ruin my enjoyment of art by desperately trying to make money off of it. It all depends on you.