Your considerations are a good reminder. I find the kind acts that I offer through out the day, that uplift people (bc often they tell me so in gratitude) IS very much the same work I do with my music. Which is the “higher” calling. But in the end, as your elder learned on the other side, it’s all the same work.
I think that keeps life fresh and flavorful and colorful and unexpected and surprising. Rockshaman.org