Quote Hugh Robjohns:
I think it is important to inform potential students about the huge challenges ahead and the realities of the industry at large, but simply shouting that there is no work and no one will succeed is just idiotic and easily disproved by all those that do succeed... even if you can count them on the fingers of a few hands.
They don't need encouraging.
And it's far from idiotic - you're taking a pedantic view literally affixing no-one to mean no people. Of course 4 or 5 will succeed. That isn't a reason to give even 1% endorsement to the current "educashun" system.