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    Yes. My life is pretty conventional, nothing special, but fine.

    At one point I thought "Wouldn't it be great being a CEO of a big company and making tons of money?".

    Then I thought about how it would be time consuming. I'd be busy and wouldn't see my SO, family and friends that much. If I was rich, I wouldn't know what to do with the money. I'd be watching the same movies, only on a bigger screen. I'd be going to the same places, only with a nicer car. I'd listen to the same music, just on a more expensive stereo (and I wouldn't even notice the difference). I wouldn't meet better people and would end up meeting superficial and snobbish people that would irritate me.

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    At this stage, I think I'd be most satisfied doing a remedial and simple job way below my intellectual capacity so that I can have more energy to pursue my hobbies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    At this stage, I think I'd be most satisfied doing a remedial and simple job way below my intellectual capacity so that I can have more energy to pursue my hobbies.
    Have you considered being a janitor?

    Anyway, my life is okay right now, I suppose (since I'm still living at home and going to community college), but I'm still waiting to see how I cope with my first job after getting through college... I'm a little worried I won't be able to handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I'm still young and in college, so I can't actually tell, but I'm doing pretty fine I think.
    Same here.

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    No... And at no point will I be living the life I wanted. It's my nature to want beyond what I have.

    However, I am on the path that will take me to what I want, although I'm sure I won't want it once I read the end.

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    I wanted to be an English professor. Then I had a child before I could get back to grad school after my BA. I ended up providing childcare in my home for several years so that I could be home with my children and still help keep us afloat financially.

    I adore being a mother but for a few years I mourned not being on the path to be the 30 year old I thought I would be. At 30, though (about a year and a half ago), I stopped doing the childcare and started doing freelance writing and editing. Even though I'm only working very part time, I find that I hardly ever think about that lost path anymore-- the one I'm currently on is a lot more satisfying than I think the old one would have been. I just wasn't very well suited for childcare, I think. I love my own babies and I'm a nice lady, but it was working against me, personality-wise.
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    Sort of. I've made it to the right place to be what I wanted to be, and I'm doing work that puts me in the same general world as the people I want to emulate. The problem is that the lifestlye of this world is very taxing and disheartening unless you've achieved a certain level of success, and my window for success is rapidly closing. I'm beginning to entertain life-changing alternatives to what is really the only career path I had passion for.

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    Not exactly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aven View Post
    So are you? I am not talking about the life you wanted when you were 5, but your expectations for yourself, perhaps realistic dreams [we don't have wings...yet], are you living that life? Are you in your way to living that life?
    No. No. Yes, quite possibly.

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    I'm really to young to answer that, or at least I feel like I am. I'm in high school, so what I want my life to be is totally irelevant because there is not a lot of choice. You have to go to school, there is no career path to think of right now. There is post-secondary education to think of... but I'll get back to that. In terms of the things I do have to chose from, I'm pretty satisfied. I always take time to read books I enjoy, and to play music as much as I can. Those are the things I think I enjoy most. I always wanted to be in my school's jazz band, and now I am. I spend a lot of my time thinking about the future, adn what I want it to be. Thats why I can't truely answer the question; I have not constructed an idea of what my future should be.

    About post-secondary education... it can sometimes cause me great distress, because I have no idea what I want to study. I'm worried that at the end of grade 12 I will not know what I want to study, and that my parents will make me apply for something anyway and I'll be miserable and unprepared and unmotivated. So far in school I have a few subjects I like but none I can picture myself studying in much greater depth. I think I'll probably figure it out though, but its still kind of a confusing thing.

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