That being their only chance in hell. Of course, they could hold out on the offchance they have the skills of a Beckam or a Rooney. These develop sitting around a pond, too. Or they could flog a unique App (developed in their garage) to a fly-by-nighter in Silicon Valley. Or maybe that air-guitar skill their father so gushes over from the sofa, will pay-off with a 10 CD contract from Sony.
I think sitting by a pond waiting for something to happen that never does actually happen might be good training for life's little disappointments.