He’s the guy (or girl) we walk buy without making eye contact. We didn’t ask him to play here. We don’t have to put a coin (or bill) in the bucket.
We certainly don’t suggest that our children should ever aspire to be him. The thought never crossed our minds!
Yet his simple talent is one that will survive any upheaval we can imagine. Economic collapse, foreign invasion (zombie or human), infectious disease, power loss, or regular old layoffs.
When times are rough, the simple talents of the street musician are worth more than any MBA.
The street musician is antifragile.