road not taken

@acmepride (1547)
United States
October 25, 2007 2:37am CST
If you're not a/an __________, you would have been a __________. What made you choose one road over the other?
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11 responses
• Canada
26 Oct 07
I would have been an attorney but circumstances prevented me from continuing with it
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I could only say that I could fully empathize with you, HomeFlower. Thanks a lot for your participation in this discussion and Happy myLotting! ;)
• United States
26 Oct 07
I don't know what I would be doing if I weren't doing what I do now.There are many, many things I wouldn't do.
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Fair enough. Thanks a lot for your concise post and Happy myLotting, sarahruthbeth! ;)
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@bizmom (515)
• United States
25 Oct 07
wow thats a tough one cuz i had so many roads that i KNOWi didnt take for one reason or another and i think THAT reason is to be right where i am now :)xx SO its hard for me to say IF! i spent my teen years saying i was going to be a D.I.N.K ( double income no kids!) and have a maid! - i HATED cleaning then! lol lol well... i have two kids and IM the maid! lol lol but i do know IF we were offered anything the kids are offered now then If i were NOT a Mom/Data entry typist now, then i would have become a forensics expert!! xx
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
28 Oct 07
Imho, though, being a good mother is a far better full time work than being a forensic expert. ;) Thanks a lot for your honest response to my question and Happy myLotting, bizmom! (",)
@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
25 Oct 07
If I wasn't a musician, and a self-employed truck driver, I would have stayed in the military, working in plain clothes, in security at the White House! What made me choose one road over the other? That is a decision I made, that I may spend the rest of my life trying to make up for the mistake I made of not going to work for the military! At that time in my life, I was young, carefree,didn't want to be away from my family, and just wanted my personal freedom! And that job required time away from family, and a personal sacrifice, that I wasn't ready for, but qualified for! Needless to say, I've tried to make the best of the decision I made, and console myself, in that I am still alive!
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I personally feel that, given your circumstances when you crossed the Rubicon, so to speak, your decision was fairly justified. After all, as you've said yourself, you weren't ready for that personal sacrifice when it was presented to you. Thanks a lot for openly sharing your personal experiences and Happy myLotting! ;)
• Philippines
25 Oct 07
I am not a barista, I would have been a bum! I simply can't be a bum so I found my way to a job. =)
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@acmepride (1547)
• United States
25 Oct 07
Would it mean then that you were only limited to those two choices, or did you have other options? Thanks a lot for your straightforward answer and Happy myLotting, sauldejesus! ;)
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
If I'm not a rollout coordinator, I would have been a QA tester. Man, I so fed up with being a coordinator, I want to try out to be a QA tester. Besides, I think there are a better future for me being a QA tester than a rollout coordinator.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 07
if I'm not a call center agent, I would have been a teacher. Because the degree that I graduated for though until know i have taken the board exam yet since I have some problem with my authenticated birth certificate and until now I'm still working. things just doesn't work fast here in my country.
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@cnetboss (2477)
• Philippines
27 Oct 07
If I'm not a web developer , I would have been a PRACTICING electrical engineer. I maybe a licensed engineer yet developing website is my passion.
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@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
27 Oct 07
If I'm not what I am today, perhaps I will be the other way around. I believe that in life there is always a choice which and where to go. With my past decisions, my family is the one whom I consider in everything. I am happy from where I am now. Though I can say taht some of my choice is not good enough... the way we see life takes all the balance taht I need to cope up and continue living.
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@sumitsonu (599)
• India
27 Oct 07
If I would not have been an engineer, I would have done maths major or have been working. I was fascinated with maths since my childhood , I loved solving problems, it was after my 12th that I decided that i needed to go for this professional degree to make it big. I still love maths and enjoy solving puzzles and logical questions.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Oct 07
It only were not that simple. For me is if things had not happened the way, they did, I would have had about five or six children, had a larger house, had gotten a higher education that high school and six months business training, would have been healthier, and would have had lived somewhere other than where I am now. So sometimes we do not choose the road, the road has been chosen for us. Now had my father not taken the money my mother saved for me, if I was not lazy, I would have gone to University and become a nurse. Also if I were not white, I would have been able to blame others for my problems using the race card. So therefore this discussion different ways.