When you were a kid, what was your usual answer to "What do you want to become?"

@yallit (3678)
Philippines
January 24, 2011 6:51am CST
And were you able to become that person that you mentioned when you were a kid? I always wanted to become an astronaut when I was a little boy. At the age of 9, I realized that becoming an astronaut would just be a dream, so, I said "I'll be a lawyer" then "A doctor!" or a "Broadcast Journalist". Then, I ended up as a DSL Tech Support Rep instead and unknowingly I was able to realize all those dreams. As a DSL Tech Support, I became a doctor diagnosing computer viruses and dsl problems. Like a Broadcast Journalist I kept talking all day. Similar to a Lawyer, I constantly defended myself and the company I represent from customer complaints. And like an Astronaut, I did have my own 'space' and 'workstation'. Lol! But seriously, what was your dream job before? And were you able to get that dream job?
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@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
24 Jan 11
LOL! this is the toughest question I have ever faced in my life! Thats basically because, I never had a single dream, I had everybody's dream as mine! I wanted to be a doctor, I wanted to be an engineer(which unfortunately for other engineers happened to become true.. :P), I wanted to become a teacher, A tennis player, I dancer, A choreographer, an artist, Wanted to become an adventurous person like vasco-da-gama! Wanted to become a scientist, singer, then, then , then, well its not over, but then I have to say, honestly I wanted to become everything when I was a kid! I wonder how I remember at least these many ambitions, i guess its mostly because these are usual for others too! other than that, I keep hearing such things from the kids near my house now! So no ways I'm going to forget my so called dreams of childhood! :)
@yallit (3678)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Wow, that was a lot!
@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
25 Jan 11
Yeah, but I have forgotten a few too! :P Cheers!:)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Jan 11
When i was a child and I was asked this question, my answer was usually a teacher or a nurse. later in life, these choices changed. I never did set out to become any of the things I thought I wanted to be.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
Everything really changes. I remember when I was a kid, say at the age of 7, I wanted to be an entrepreneur then. Then when I graduated in high school, I change my mind and want to be a journalist. Both did not happened for we're not capable to support my studies. So I have to be a working student for the pursuit of my dreams of having a degree. I compelled to take commerce, and got a job. After then, I continued my studies for now I have a change views and wanted to be an educator. But as of now that I'm employed with a good company and being in a busy schedule, I might not be able to attain my goal. But still looking forward for the opportunity to be an educator.
• India
25 Jan 11
I always answered that I wanted to become a teacher. Somehow the position of a teacher, the knowledge, power, control and respect that comes with it, appealed to me a lot. Like may small girls, I used to imagine myself a teacher and the wall would be my blackboard... I would spend hours with a wooden ruler in my imaginary classroom LOL
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
when I was still a kid, my usual answer what I wanna be is to become a medical doctor. When I grew up I finally realize that we don't have enough money to pay for the tuition fee for that profession and so I ended up with my second choice of field, AB- Communication Arts since I hate Math.I don't have regrets about my course I do love English and now I am happy.
@katcarneo (1434)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
When I was a kid a wanted to be a moviestar, hahahaha! Then when I was ten I got this award for being the best in my computer class so my teacher said I could be a computer engineer so every time I was asked, that was my answer though I didn't fully understand the concept. In high school I won a writing competition so my teacher said I could be a journalist and the same thing happened, every time I was asked I said I wanted to be a journalist.Now I'm a teacher. I used to say I'd never be a teacher but surprisingly I love my job!
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
I always say I want to become a Doctor but in fact I am afraid of open big wounds, too much blood and human flesh. I also practice being a newscaster and reading an English newspaper, sit in our wood chair.
24 Jan 11
when i was a kid i want to be a dentist up to college i really wanted to be a dentist but now im a housewife with a 3yr old daughter. before i work in a call center.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a doctor, teacher, a nun and a lawyer. Then on my early teen years, I wanted to become a Radio DJ because I wanted to listen to music all day. Among those dreams I had, I can't picture myself being a doctor or a teacher. I hate blood and I hate speaking in front of a crowd. I still want to be a lawyer though.