When i was little, my parents set me out to play the Violin. I played for years. I practiced in my parents living room annoying the heck out of my dad while he was trying to watch his sports. I didn't mind it at all when I was in the confinement of my own home, but walking to school while carrying my case in front of all the other classmates...not so much. I was made fun of for being a dweeb for playing the violin. So what does one do to protect my middle school reputation? "accidentally drop your violin on the hard concrete floor" My parents didn't buy me another one because they thought it would be feeding into my irresponsibleness, is that a word? I took that as a success.
Looking back, I regret breaking my violin. I regret stopping my lessons. Every time I hear a violin or any string instrument, I cringe in remorse. I wish I had this talent, talent that takes years to build.
Check this video out. If this doesn't scream talent, I don't know what does. This is a perfect example of how classical instruments can be cool. So if you're currently playing a classical instrument, be encouraged. You're way cool and I envy the heck out of you.
Have a great night :)