As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  • metta

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    Jun 29, 2017 10:06 PM GMT
    As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
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    Jun 29, 2017 11:11 PM GMT
    An architect. That's what I went to college to be. Had planned for it as a pre-teen.

    And when I got there i discovered it wasn't at all the field I thought it would be. Totally cutthroat among the students, I wasn't prepared for that kind of vicious competition. I naively thought I would be judged, and succeed or fail, based on my own talents. Think again.
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    Jun 30, 2017 3:43 AM GMT
    art_deco saidAn architect. That's what I went to college to be. Had planned for it as a pre-teen.

    And when I got there i discovered it wasn't at all the field I thought it would be. Totally cutthroat among the students, I wasn't prepared for that kind of vicious competition. I naively thought I would be judged, and succeed or fail, based on my own talents. Think again.


    Me too! Fortunately for me I found out long before college I sucked at it, mine was a brain for numbers, it couldn't draw and create in 3D and beyond for shit.
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    Jun 30, 2017 4:45 AM GMT
    An assassin.

    My younger brother and I were going to be assassins and go to embassy parties in the eastern bloc to eliminate soviet spies. He was going to be a sniper and I would be the poisons expert. But the Cold War ended and ruined our plans.
  • metta

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    Jun 30, 2017 6:07 AM GMT
    art_deco saidAn architect. That's what I went to college to be. Had planned for it as a pre-teen.

    And when I got there i discovered it wasn't at all the field I thought it would be. Totally cutthroat among the students, I wasn't prepared for that kind of vicious competition. I naively thought I would be judged, and succeed or fail, based on my own talents. Think again.


    I wanted to be an architect as well when I was around 7 or 8 years old. It was actually an architect that I spoke to that discouraged me from wanting that.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 30, 2017 12:02 PM GMT
    I also wanted to go out for architecture and dreamed of being a successful major city architect. But dreams never really come true and my poor math ability ended my architectural dreams permanentlyicon_sad.gif
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    Jun 30, 2017 1:22 PM GMT
    I wanted to be a mad scientist. I wanted to create a pill that would make cute guys like me.
  • StevenKal

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    Jun 30, 2017 1:26 PM GMT
    A Filmmaker
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    Jun 30, 2017 2:19 PM GMT
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    Me too! Fortunately for me I found out long before college I sucked at it, mine was a brain for numbers, it couldn't draw and create in 3D and beyond for shit.

    Actually I think I wasn't bad at it. I was focused on clean, economic and affordable construction. But also esthetically pleasing.

    In college we had design competitions. The first prize went to a guy who built this "country inn" that consisted of 6 round modernistic pods, suspended from a huge tower. Sorta like the old parachute drop that used to exist at the Coney Island amusement park. The pods hung down to ground level.

    I couldn't understand the expense, and possible wind issues, of building this enormous non-functional radio-like tower, just to hang these pods about 100 feet from steel arms. That could just well have been anchored in the ground. But that was the winner. "Daring" and "original" but highly impractical, in my view.

    At that point I realized I didn't have chance.
  • Happenis

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    Jun 30, 2017 5:23 PM GMT
    I wanted to Flip Houses...and then the Recession came!

    I chose human resources and I LOVE it. The pay is decent, it's a field that will always be needed and there are a lot of sub-fields in HR (Recruiting, Benefits, Payroll, Union-Labor Relations, Compensation, HRIS, Training&Development, Workers Comp, etc)
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    Jun 30, 2017 5:27 PM GMT
    metta said
    art_deco saidAn architect. That's what I went to college to be. Had planned for it as a pre-teen.

    And when I got there i discovered it wasn't at all the field I thought it would be. Totally cutthroat among the students, I wasn't prepared for that kind of vicious competition. I naively thought I would be judged, and succeed or fail, based on my own talents. Think again.


    I wanted to be an architect as well when I was around 7 or 8 years old. It was actually an architect that I spoke to that discouraged me from wanting that.


    I remember that I wanted to be an Artist so teachers/adults would recommend Architecture instead. My old college roommate was an Architect and the course load was crazy!
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    Jul 01, 2017 2:28 AM GMT
    Writer
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    Jul 01, 2017 1:03 PM GMT
    I wanted to be Dave Draper...

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  • Pyrotard

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    Jul 05, 2017 1:01 AM GMT
    A veterinarian, at least until I realized how stressful it would be to put down somebody's pet and that would be a regular occurrence.
  • gayv

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    Jan 17, 2018 10:30 PM GMT
    Scientist.
  • rambi

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    Feb 19, 2018 9:38 AM GMT
    astronaut
  • Edward89

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    Feb 24, 2018 12:34 PM GMT
    Batman

  • BiMeGuy

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    Feb 24, 2018 7:57 PM GMT
    The only thing I ever wanted was to be Happy. So far I am.