Listen to an advice from an old professor: at 18 it is natural to dream alot and staying afloat with dreams, but he needs to land and perhaps at that time he needs to realize that his dreams are but hollow dreams and the harshness of a crash landing will be too traumatic.
I don't fully agree with your thoughts, mate.
I agree that at this stage the young man's design simply lacks maturity and would simply be doomed to failure if he somehow manages to gather the resources to embark on the project.
However, I believe he should be given the room and encouragement to dream big. What he needs is experience to focus his creativity in the right direction, but he should not lose his audacity to stick to his guns do something different. Of course, if he chooses to take this path, then he must make an effort to not only be good, but simply to be the best.
I quote a passage from this month's issue of Top Gear Malaysia in their feature on Australia's Gold Coast and all the motorsports activities there.
Dick Johnson Racing is native to Gold Coast and perhaps one of the most endearing stories of Australian motorsport. In 1980, a young Dick Johnson and his wife mortgaged everything they owned to enter his Ford Falcon in the Bathurst 1000, the nation's premier endurance race. He qualified well and was on his way to winning the event when a spectator thre a football-sized rock onto the track and ended Dick's race when he hit it.
The images of a shattered Dick Johnson on TV resonated with the Australian public who flooded the networks with phone calls offering to help Dick get back on his feet. Ford Motor Company's chairman at the time, Edsel Ford came to know of Dick's plight and pledged to match the public's donations dollar-for-dollar. Eventually, these donations helped Dick build a new car and he returned to win the Bathurst 1000 the following year.
Today, Dick Johnson Racing is one of the front-running V8 Supercar teams with its Jim Beam Racing Ford Falcons raced by Steven Johnson and James Courtney.
Common wisdom would have Dick not to have entered the Bathurst event in the first place, let alone mortgage everything to do so. But, he did it anyway, and although he was helped with a generous stroke of luck, the man believed in what he did and dared to do it.
Perhaps it's just me, I always encourage people to challenge conventional wisdom.