I've always been radically opposed to kids having a sense of entitlement or "status." Before I had kids, I always slightly cringed when people would tell their daughters that they were princesses. I felt like it was setting them up for failure somehow.
Furr's grandmother introduced him to oil paints when he was 12 years old. He would set up a still life with fruit and paint it. He was obsessed -- he loved and still loves oil paint and the distinct smell of pure turpentine. "I was lucky. I found my dharma at age 12 years," he says.