Ed Sheeran was told: Get a real job

Singer Ed Sheeran wants children to be encouraged to follow creative dreams as he as a youngster was told to "get a real job".

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Singer Ed Sheeran wants children to be encouraged to follow creative dreams as he as a youngster was told to forget his musical ambitions and “get a real job”.

“I think kids should be encouraged to be creative. When I was a child, saying you wanted to be a musician, they’d go, ‘You need to get a real job.’ School is so stressful. You’ve got all these exams — maths, English and science — all these things are very difficult,” Sheeran toldA

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The Sunday Mirror newspaper’s Watts the Goss column, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

He added: “But what I want to say to kids is if you do what you love, you will eventually get paid for it.”

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The 30-year-old singer said that he’s learned more from the low points of his career than the highs.

He said: “You learn way more from failure than you do from success.I have played at Wembley Stadium and I’ve played a bar in Swindon to one person. And playing the bar in Swindon taught me more than Wembley Stadium.”

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Sheeran had recently though said that he doesn’t want his and wife Cherry’s daughter Lyra to follow in his footsteps.

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