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As a kid I wanted to become and archeologist. Today I'm a business owner.

by Anonymousreply 2909/28/2013

business owner pays more than an archeologist.

by Anonymousreply 109/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 209/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 309/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 409/27/2013

I was pretty now I'm saggy

by Anonymousreply 509/27/2013

News or fiction, R3?

by Anonymousreply 609/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 709/27/2013

More like drama (r6)

by Anonymousreply 809/27/2013

As a kid I just wanted off the farm. As an adult I just want to get back to it.

by Anonymousreply 909/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1009/27/2013

As a kid, the first female first baseman for the LA Dodgers.

As and adult, I'm a porn editor.

by Anonymousreply 1109/27/2013

Wanted to be an astronaut. Ended up doing IT for on line retailer.

by Anonymousreply 1209/27/2013

Same as r7. Self employed, financially successful, no time for a life, no one else in my life.

by Anonymousreply 1309/27/2013

Let me spend your money business owners

by Anonymousreply 1409/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1509/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1609/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1709/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1809/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1909/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2009/28/2013

As a kid I wanted to be a film director. Now I'm a mid-level manager at a federal agency.

by Anonymousreply 2109/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2209/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2309/28/2013

I had many dreams as a kid. All dashed, as I'm now completely disabled.

by Anonymousreply 2409/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2509/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2609/28/2013

R26 should be a motivational speaker on the elementary school circuit. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 2709/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2809/28/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2909/28/2013
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