I play my instrument I'm sent into a state of bliss that I never want to leave. So now I want more. I search to discover new things about music so I can have that feeling of revelation again. Every time I learn something new and implement it into what I already know I get that first high again. So I go from learning Gospel to learning JAZZ & Classical to Latin and Stride piano. Anything I can get my hands on to preserve that first high. I feel sorry for those who are content with just making beats in one style of music. Or those who hear something different inside the music they sample but do not have the ability to execute the idea on any kind of instrument.
To be able to play and leave this existence is a beauty I can not describe. The reward goes way beyond money & possessions. If any of the stars we worship today weren't doing music I believe most would still have it as a hobby. I love this so I protect it.