Parents would prefer kids stay away from these three jobs, cause as they'd say There's no way to make any money. At least you can sell paintings with art or hock a few bucks with albums from your music.
No parents encourage children into any of these gigs, especially prophecy. Today, a kid would be fed pills for breakfast if they expressed any interest in becoming the next Jesus or Buddha.
Suppose Moses decided to go try an open mic comedy night instead trading his commandments for a set list but I bet his adopted parents would have lectured him just the same. At least Moses would have gotten a few laughs.
The job descriptions are strikingly similar, just like the outcome a 50% chance the audience will applaud and chant or watch you in heavy, maudlin silence... sweating nervously struggling to maintain a sane face while raucous thoughts of loathing and doubt chew then spit out pieces of heart and soul forcing a confrontation of an emasculated existence for five to seven minute while....
whoa, hi, sorry. Must've been having a flashback for a few seconds, forgive me.
There is a difference though, in the mindset of this trio. A poet knows they're crazy, a comic ponders if they're nuts while a prophet thinks everyone else is just cuckoo.
I can see why parents don't want you to go near these three jobs, problem being, it's more of a calling than a culling, and once it's answered, all I can say is, well...