It is common to celebrate special days like Birthdays and the New Year with some sort of function. This goes on year after year.
When a baby is born, it knows no desire. With every birthday, its age increases and so do its desires. In addition, the child slowly acquires a set pattern of habits and sometimes vices.
There is no limit to these desires and habits. As he ages, his wants and ambitions multiply in leaps and bounds. Thinking that this is the base of happiness, a man searches for more and more wealth, power and prestige, even when he is very old.
Actually, the reverse will lead to happiness. If , with each birthday, a man were to sacrifice at least one material want and one habit, this would give him more peace of mind and improve the quality of his life.
Instead of being one in the crowd, he will now be standing out in the multitude as a role model for other artists.
Could this not be practiced by all musicians, young and old ?