what do you want to be when you grow up

@amadeo (46410)
United States
November 14, 2017 12:10pm CST
Good afternoon.While we raise our children and one ask them what do you want to be when you grow up? How many parent's ask this. If you are one of them did any of your children full fill their dreams? My children did not have any desire.The girls were more interest in boys. The boy wanted to be a baseball player.the best he can do was in the Little League.Oh!also a hockey player.But this was short lived for trouble with his knees when he was playing. Tell us about yours did they achieve there? photo on line
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@Corbin5 (79117)
• United States
14 Nov
I always wanted to be a teacher, and I did become a teacher. My brother wanted to be a guitarist and he was one for years and performed all over the country. I suppose my sister always wanted to be a martial arts instructor, and she did that do after she earned her black belt.
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@Juliaacv (22198)
• Canada
14 Nov
All 3 of you succeeded Deb, that's wonderful to know and realize your dreams.
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@Corbin5 (79117)
• United States
14 Nov
@Juliaacv My parents were not happy that my brother was a musician, but my brother was happy.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@Corbin5 not wrong being a musician.I loved it.
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@FourWalls (9521)
• United States
14 Nov
I have discovered that growing up is vastly overrated.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@FourWalls maybe.
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Nov
Me too and when I grow up I can say if I made it.
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@FourWalls (9521)
• United States
15 Nov
@amadeo — no, the book title had it correct: All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
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@alberello75 (13060)
• Genova, Italy
14 Nov
None of us in the family had any idea what to become. I wished to work for informatics, but I'm disabled and jobless! My brother, a doctor, but he did not do anything. Even for him, no job! My parents were both railroads, but they did not think to would do that job in their lives.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@alberello79 that is too bad that he did not make it.
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@alberello75 (13060)
• Genova, Italy
15 Nov
@amadeo Who, my brother? Let hime alone! He represents laziness in person. Never wanted to do anything! And, the worring thing, he seems to have no intention of changing ... for better!
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15 Nov
@alberello75 I have the same thoughts with my brother. A living statue of laziness. Still I wish that he realize it and might change someday for his kids.
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@kobesbuddy (17188)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Nov
My daughter wanted to be a movie star, live in a bus, and move to Hollywood. No, she didn't ever do this! My son wanted to be a professional race car driver. After spending weekends in jail and two car accidents, he gave up that dream:(
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@kobesbuddy sorry,I do see a little humor in this.Thank you for sharing.
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@kobesbuddy (17188)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Nov
@amadeo Fredo, it was meant to make you laugh!:) This is the gospel truth, my children actually had these dreams, for their life Can you believe it? Now, she's an R.N. in a children's hospital and Chad's job is doing plumbing and heating.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
Some friends of mine used to live in a converted bus at one point, I went to stay with them.
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@Juliaacv (22198)
• Canada
14 Nov
I aspired to be an occupational therapist. However, we didn't live near a university, the closest one was over an hour's drive away and my parents wouldn't let me go because of the expense. They didn't feel that a woman needed an expensive education. But I didn't let it get me down, no, I worked as an Activity Director in an old age home. And it is essentially the same thing, you don't have a degree so you make less, but I worked for the city-owned home, so my wages were comparable to anyone working in the field with a degree. Our son always wanted to be an advocate for children who didn't have parents like he did-that was what he used to tell us. And he works as a social worker, he did start out in the under age group home sector, but now works with all ages in the legal field.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
that is interesting .Thank you for sharing this Mike was a social worker and got his master on this.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
I'm glad you found an alternative route to your chosen career.
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@marguicha (80576)
• Chile
14 Nov
I asked myself what I wanted to be when I grew up.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@marguicha and what did you become.
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@nangayo (2172)
• Nairobi, Kenya
15 Nov
Mine wants to be a designer. She is still in school and i do hope she achieves it. I have noticed the way she loves designer clothes.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@mangayo good for her.Wish her the best there.This is a good business for her
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@nangayo (2172)
• Nairobi, Kenya
16 Nov
@amadeo Thank you i will encourage her.
@JudyEv (97400)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
One son is a bass player which he always wanted to be. The other never really expressed a particular wish but he seems happy working with computers.
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@JudyEv (97400)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov
@amadeo He plays jazz and has a group that he mostly plays with but he also does freelance work wherever he can get it.
@marlina (60998)
• Canada
14 Nov
Both our sons dreamed of being a baseball star, of course! But did not.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@marlina beside that have they played the game?
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@marlina (60998)
• Canada
14 Nov
@amadeo Oh yes, they were both In the Stars league in baseball.
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@m_audrey6788 (11004)
• Germany
14 Nov
My parents used to ask that to me and my answer was so different when I grew up
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@m_audrey6788 most of us I am sure
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• Germany
15 Nov
@amadeo I think so too
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@andriaperry (31289)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Nov
I wanted to be a race car driver, I sort of do that now, I drove for years for money and always on the interstate.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@andriaperry you devil you.A race car driver.Cool.
• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Nov
I wanted to be a surgeon, but instead a hairdresser, so surgery on hair instead. Son wanted to be a game designer, instead was a barber.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@TiarasOceanView that is interest there.Both in the hair business.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Nov
@amadeo Yes my Sicilian Grandfather was barber also.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
That is interesting - did you know that (in the UK at least) surgery was originally performed by barbers while physicians came from a different background? That is why to this day physicians are called 'Dr' but surgeons are always called 'Mr' or 'Miss'.
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@teamfreak16 (35355)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
I never had kids.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
Did you realise your own childhood dreams?
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@teamfreak16 (35355)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Nov
@Fleura - Yes, I always wanted to work in radio, and I did.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
@teamfreak16 Glad you got where you wanted to go!
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@Hannihar (10414)
15 Nov
I am an adult and do not have any human children of my own. I have a cat child. I still ask myself what I really want to do. I thought I found it and still like what I do, but, I would like to find more meaning in my life and another way to sell my products and I cannot sell on Esty because I buy most of my things. I have not had luck on some online places. I may try again making an online store and sell all my things on e-bay.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@Hannihar E bay is good.
@Hannihar (10414)
16 Nov
@amadeo Thanks Alfredo but I did not have luck. If I open a store on there and not just sell one item like I did then maybe I will have better luck putting everything in one spot there.
@much2say (34698)
• United States
15 Nov
I wanted to be an artist . . . but my parents said I could never make a living being one. Artists were "crazy" in their minds . . . so I put that thought away. For years I wanted to be so many other things. But in high school I met a friend showed me the ways of having art as a career . . . so much to the dismay of my parents, I got an art degree . . . and became a working artist!
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
Yay! glad you found a way to make a living doing what you love!
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@much2say Congrats there.What a wonderful story there.
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@kobesbuddy (17188)
• East Tawas, Michigan
14 Nov
My dream: I wanted to marry Prince Charles and live on a farm! LOL
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@kobesbuddy me too.LOL
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@kobesbuddy (17188)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
@amadeo He was my hero, as a young girl! Plus, he always owned a beautiful horse, which I loved:)
@ebanreb (4118)
• Philippines
14 Nov
To be a good person in thoughts and in words.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@banreb nice thought.
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@ebanreb (4118)
• Philippines
15 Nov
@amadeo Thanks
@UncleJoe (8099)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
14 Nov
My parents often encouraged me to study hard so I could become a doctor, lawyer, or some other professional. My dreams were set a little higher than that. I wanted to be a cowboy.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
And what did you do?
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@UncleJoessame here cowboy was my dream.lol
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@jstory07 (57304)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Nov
Idid what I wanted to do. I raised six children that all have good jobs and did what they wanted in their life's.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
14 Nov
@jstory07there you go a successful mom there.
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@jstory07 (57304)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Nov
@amadeo I like to think so.
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@Fleura (5886)
• United Kingdom
15 Nov
I don't know yet, mine are still young, Little One wants to travel the World so hopefully she will manage that or at least some of it. Big One wants to be a writer and illustrator at the moment, maybe she will but it's a difficult career to make a living. What about you - did you fulfil your dreams? When I was growing up I had so many things I wanted to do; I have done some of them and sort of done something close to others.
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@amadeo (46410)
• United States
15 Nov
@Fleura No I have not.I wanted to be so many thing.But did not do anything with it.
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