Here is a "transcript" of a post-lesson conversation I had the other day with a 14-year-old student who likes math, music, and scouting. This exchange morphed out of a discussion we had about air conditioning (which his father doesn't like to use in the summer), energy consumption, and renewable energy.
ME: Wouldn't it be great if you could harness musical energy?
HE: Or how about happiness--the happiness that comes from playing music? And you can always make more.
I think that this kid has a bright future!