As a kid I wanted to become and archeologist. Today I'm a business owner.
Then & Now
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/28/2013|
business owner pays more than an archeologist.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/27/2013|
As a kid I thought I would be moderately successful and have a decent middle class life. As an adult I have been unemployed two years, am at the end of my rope, and am contemplating putting a shotgun in my mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/27/2013|
I wanted to become a teacher. After one year at university I quickly saw that it was a terrible choice. I became an Art historian which was not such a great choice either. Now I write for TV
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/27/2013|
Humblebraggers versus the self-pitying. Anyway "business owner" doesn't mean much. Do you own your own startup tech firm with a looming IPO or do you drive around mowing lawns?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/27/2013|
I was pretty now I'm saggy
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/27/2013|
News or fiction, R3?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/27/2013|
I'm the business owner. I work 7 days a weeks with one or two days off every month. I rarely see my friends, my family once a year for a couple of days. I don't go out, don't travel, have no sex drive and am exhausted. Yeah being a business owner was a great choice !
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/27/2013|
More like drama (r6)
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/27/2013|
As a kid I just wanted off the farm. As an adult I just want to get back to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||09/27/2013|
As a young kid, I wanted to be a hairdresser. As a young teen, I wanted to be a nuclear physicist (THAT was a stupid idea).
I really became a low-level wage earner. I get buy and eat well, but never travel nor have nice things. But hey, I get to be self-employed!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/27/2013|
As a kid, the first female first baseman for the LA Dodgers.
As and adult, I'm a porn editor.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/27/2013|
Wanted to be an astronaut. Ended up doing IT for on line retailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/27/2013|
Same as r7. Self employed, financially successful, no time for a life, no one else in my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/27/2013|
Let me spend your money business owners
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/27/2013|
As a child, I wanted to become scientist of some sort. When I hit puberty, I had a bit of a depression and wanted to become a poet.
In college, I wanted to become a journalist believing the "pen is mightier than the sward" kind of crap.
Now, I am a computer networking engineer.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/27/2013|
Maybe a good idea for a business would be setting up the business owners with the money but no time with suitable and fuckable dates. A matchmaker with really good customer service! Thoughts?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/27/2013|
Nothing could more irrelevant than what you wanted as an occupation or career upon adulthood when you were a kid.
Kids have no realistic idea about anything.
The only thing that matters is what you have become.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/27/2013|
I was a pessimist as a kid so I didn't think about the future because I was sure it would be worse. It hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be, but I've never had a "career" to speak of. And I'm still a pessimist.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/28/2013|
I wanted to be a lawyer. Instead, I ended up with a great partner, more money than I need and a career I can be proud of.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/28/2013|
As a kid I thought I would enjoy having a partner in life. As an adult I'm unhappy to wake up to my 50yo partner pissing the bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/28/2013|
As a kid I wanted to be a film director. Now I'm a mid-level manager at a federal agency.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/28/2013|
I wanted life to be a musical and I'd fight crime with a seal and a monkey.
You people can't sing worth shit, I don't give a shit what you've done, and I prefer to see my animals on TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/28/2013|
As a kid, I saw the adults around me aging quickly because of stressful jobs they hated. They always seemed so tired, and sad. I vowed never to become that. As an adult, I became that.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/28/2013|
I had many dreams as a kid. All dashed, as I'm now completely disabled.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/28/2013|
Was born wanting to be a singer/actor. Also wanted to be Ward Cleaver when I grew up. Being gay kinda took care of that last one. Have been unemployed for a few years, semi-disabled, and living off of money from selling things I've collected. Needless to say there's no significant other.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/28/2013|
Kid dreams do not matter and are irrelevant.
Kids often say fireman, cowboy, policeman, astronaut, professional baseball player, etc.
Also kids have no idea whatsoever what it takes to enter a profession and accomplish the entry requirements.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/28/2013|
R26 should be a motivational speaker on the elementary school circuit. Seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/28/2013|
This whole thread is mostly summed up thusly 'Then thought I would be happy in life, Now life has shat on me and I am unhappy'
It's called the human condition. A very few escape it. Most don't. Movies and TV condition us to believe that everyone can have a fairy tale life if they just find the way. It's simply not true.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/28/2013|
As a young lesbian I had no goals because I could not relate to being a mother/housewife. As an adult I became an IT specialist and retired at age 56 with a partner of 25 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/28/2013|