I love games, I make games of various types and I work with educational technology in a middle school. This means I often have very excited students (usually boys) telling me their dreams of making computer games.
On one hand I love their passion and I try to encourage them. I have used it at times to motivate some otherwise very unmotivated students.
At the same time, I am wary of presenting a false picture of what it takes to make a successful (or even a good) game. "Making it" with games (like any creative venture) can be frustrating. I don't take it lightly when dealing with their hopes and dreams along with the very real possibility of failure.
Via Susan Einhorn