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What Was Your Childhood Dream Job?

Morpeko

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That took quite a dramatic turn. Going from wanting to heal people to killing them. What happened there?

Not only do you possibly not have the guts, it's illegal too. Though some states in America make an exception for killing people on death row, apparently that doesn't count as murder. (This reminds me of a 'funny' story a teacher once wrote. She asked the kids what they'd like to do as a job once they've finished school. One of them wrote he wanted to become a serial killer...)

I was a nice kid while I was homeschooled for a few years, but I turned edgy and hateful after attending public school.

And yeah, for sure it's illegal and definitely not worth it. It's definitely not a desire of mine at this point. I wonder if that serial kid that teacher knew ever followed his dreams, haha.
 

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I've wanted to be several things while I was growing up. When I was a very small child I wanted to be a spy, a farmer or an explorer. When I was a bit older, around 10, I wanted to be an astronomer or a geologist. When I was a preteen I wanted to be a writer, poet and illustrator

At the moment I'm studying forestry and environmental sciences, so I'm probably going to be a forester after I get my master's degree, or work in something related to the environment anyway. I also would still like to be a writer, someday; too bad I don't have any talent in writing
 

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Archaeologist or an animator. Always been drawn to science and art.

Have you ever read Bertrand Russell's idea that there are two modes of existence, the possessive and the creative?

Its a little like Erich Fromm's having or being modes, although Fromm's is a little different, at least I think Fromm's explains the experience economy a bit too (as in "having" experience being a thing people imagine they can "possess", which Russell didnt live long enough to analyse and even Fromm only saw the start of among rich people in his day).

The later, the creative, is kind of like the creative mode. Its in a book called Political Ideals but I think its a misnomer, its politics sure but its more a kind of philosophy or world view determining more than just that one thing, if that makes sense. Anyway, just thought I'd mention it.
 

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No I haven't, but you made me curious so I started Political Ideals a few days ago. Thanks for the response.
 

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Most of the time mathematician, then surgeon or actor. Or a postman - an idea of putting letters in the correct mailboxes was appealing to me. Later, in my early teens, I stopped having dreams and started planning instead. My goals haven't changed since then, so now I'm studying theoretical physics and probably will publish a book one day. So let's say my childhood dreams came true.
 

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I wanted to be a fighter pilot.
And then, I learnt you had to study math real hard to do that job. :D
 

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I don't recall having a dream job when I was a kid. School was miserable enough, why would I want a job? I had many hobbies like palaeontology, sculpting, history, video games, drawing, biology, petty vandalism, climbing roofs, etc. but I don't recall any dream job.
 

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Veterinary Surgeon, but I didn't have the educational aptitude.

And after working in a surgery I'm glad I changed my mind.
 

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One I haven't mentioned was that I wanted to run my own amusement park, I remember I'd be sitting around drawing and conceptualizing my own types of rides. Thank you, RollerCoaster Tycoon. I also had this very specific fantasy of wanting to run a candy shop with the help of my two daughters.
 

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I had so many dream jobs. Neurosurgeon, fashion designer, pop star, movie director, interior designer, forensic pathologist. That's all I can remember
 

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I love chemistry from school and decided to work with chemistry in the future. I study it in college and have plan to get scholarship from one of the list here for students who study chemistry. It will be good financial help for me like student. I want to get AMS Named Scholarships.
 
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Jonathanlim24

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I wanted to become a fashion designer, singer, an artist, be the next cake boss, a counselor, and many more. It felt like I was capable of doing all that but the reality is, I'm just an ordinary person doing the most ordinary thing haha.
 

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When asked, I would usually respond with artist or butler. Now I'm transitioning into real estate. I can see the link with domesticity and having an eye for beauty.
 

Jonathanlim24

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When asked, I would usually respond with artist or butler. Now I'm transitioning into real estate. I can see the link with domesticity and having an eye for beauty.
I'm curious tho, what is that transition like to you? :)

Cause for someone to transit from wanting to become an artist to someone into real estate. That's a HUGE jump.
 

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I'm curious tho, what is that transition like to you? :)

Cause for someone to transit from wanting to become an artist to someone into real estate. That's a HUGE jump.
Oh, I lost interest in the idea of being an artist once I was no longer in grade school and realized I don't enjoy the process of creating art in the traditional sense. I enjoy visualizing potential, though, and in this case envisioning beautiful spaces. A portion of my current income comes from organizing homes, and to me that is also an artistic process.
 
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Pomonlisan

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I have two kids; one is seven and another 5. I am a young mother and am trying all the canons of growing up a baby, and I think financial talks with them are very important. A kid must understand the value of money because it is the only way to explain why we cannot take everything he wants from the store. We are not a low-income family, we even hired some staff on londonstaffagency.co.uk, but our children must understand that you need to work, not just cry in the shops to get something. I am sure that the baby understands everything, and if you have money problems, he already knows it, so why not talk to him about it?
 
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