What career would you love to do?

Writer - My aim in life is to be a published writer.
@Bunny2 (2102)
Australia
January 25, 2007 4:57am CST
What job would you love to do if you could? If any job you wanted could be yours, what would you choose? Would you go for a career with lots of money? Or something that could bring a lot of good to the world? Medical, humanitarian, or empire-building. The sky's the limit!
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@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I would like to be a writer, a pre-school/elementary teacher or a parenting magazine editor...
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
It seems you might be able to combine the three - write articles about parenting while editing the magazine, and teaching. I hope you realize your dream!
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• Philippines
5 Jun 07
yes, you are right. all three can be pursued at the same time. it will be a matter now of time management. good luck.
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@stailgate (2363)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I would love to just be able to go around and have the money and the knowledge to help all those that I encounter. i would love to know how to heal all the sick so that I could do it for free. And to have lots of money so that I could help people pay for their heat and food so that they do not have to be cold or worry where they next meal comes from.
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@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
31 Jan 07
business man - For me, I'd like to be a business man; I like to do business all over ther world. 
It is so great to have sales with so many peple.
For me, I'd like to be a business man; I like to do business all over ther world. It is so great to have sales with so many peple.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
30 Jan 07
Oh if I had a choice and money wasn't something I needed to take into consideration, then I would want to go to some of the poorer countries. There I would like to help teach them how to plant crops so they have enough food, dig wells or something so they had ample water for both the crops as well as for human consumption. Encourage them to make their traditional crafts, so they could be sold to people in wealthier countries. The money these sales generated would allow for better houses to be build. The children would be educated, encouraged to be self-sufficient, taught about nutrition and hygiene amongst the other essential subjects like reading and writing. They could be taught about birth control and given some different forms of contraception. If this could be achieved, the people would have a chance to establish some sort of food supply system so that future children would not die young or starve.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
What a very altruistic and noble reply. What you describe would not be an easy job at all - but very rewarding. And if anyone can do it, you can, Ossie. You are so giving and generous. I hope you can achive it one day.
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
3 Feb 07
Thanks Bunny but it is something that I believe very strongly in, i.e. the children are the future so they do need to be educated but to be able to learn they need to be nourished and know how to care for themselves. Also if people were able to help themselves, i.e. utilising their skills, then they would not be so dependent on foreign aid. It would give them a sense of self-worth and that is extremely important to people. One of my main criticisms of many of these welfare groups, without naming them, that operate in foreign countries is that more than half of what they collect in donations actually ends up where it is intended. A lot of the money is spent on employing people to actually collect the donations etc, and whilst employing a few people is okay when I make a donation I expect the greatest percentage of it to be used for the purpose of the donation, i.e. to help the needy. There are a lot of retired people around who have a great deal of experience and some of that could be utilised. A lot of people are willing to donate their time for nothing, but sadly it seems that in far too many situations because of their age they are overlooked.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
It's like the Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. it's true that retired people are often overlooked, though I know a retired professor of physics who is often called out far and wide for consulting work. He is over 80!
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Can I have both? I believe everybody would love that, earning much more than that of the average people can and at the same time helping the world. Sometimes when you have lots money you can do a lot of things to help others in need giving donations to feed the needy, funding an institution to have promote good education, etc. than just giving them your service in which help you can extend to the world is very much limited.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
Of course you can have both. This is a fantasy - you can do absolutely anything your heart desires. And I like th eidea of loving what you do, making lots of money and helping people too.
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Thanks for the insight. Alright, I will start to figure out which work I would love to do at the same time helping other people. For the meantime can you make any suggestions that's on your mind maybe it would help me a lot but i prefer the one pertaining to on-line jobs or something that's beneficial.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
The only online jobs where you *might* make a lot of money is playing the stockmarket. But you do need to have some insight. I don't know anything much about stock trading. You really won't make a lot of money unless you're willing to lose it - and it's too difficult to earn it to just thorw it away! Good luck in yur endeavours.
@steerforth (1802)
• Italy
25 Jan 07
I would like to become teacher at the university...it's very hard but I try it...
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
A very noble profession, professore. I hope you achieve your dream.
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I love teaching too.. Only I prefer teaching kids.. :) I took up Bachelor of Elementary Education in college but didn't get to finish it... :(
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Maybe one day you can finish it and realize your dream :)
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
15 Mar 07
Well, if I could choose the job of my life it would be only one: painting, painting and painting. I work in a very boring office and so I have many hobbies, my favourite one is drawing and painting. Unfortunately my parents didn't send me to an art school when I was young, so I'm attending a school art now. I draw or paint when I can find a little of time and I have fun very much.
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• Italy
15 Mar 07
Excuse me Bunny, only now I noticed that I had already responded to this discussion.... excuse me again, but whe I saw this discussion I couldn't resist and so I responded sudden, without controlling anything. I apologize my dear, I apologize. Really :-( I cut a poor figure. Typical Sagittarian....
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
Don't worry about it - it's easy to do :) I can't always remember what I've replied to either :)
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
3 Mar 07
Uhm.... I'd like to be a spaceman, so the sky isn't a limit to me! Just joking, ok? Unfotunately my job is boring and I hate it, so I have a lot of hobbies. If I could choose a job I'd choose the job of painter. I love drawing and painting, it's my favourite hobby and I'd like very very much to be a good painter. It doesn't matter much money, the most important thing would be my happyness, and I'm happy when I have a pencil or a paintbrush in my hand.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
From a spaceman to a painter - what great careers. I agree that personal satisfaction is so important and can make a difference to your entire life. Money is necessary to survive, but happiness comes from within and with personal satisfaction.
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• Italy
4 Jun 07
Hi Bunny, thank you, I'm glad you appreciated my response so much.... In my comment I wrote: "I'm happy when I have a pencil (....) in my hand". Yes, it's right, but I'm happy also when someone gives me a "little pencil" as the best response :)
@34momma (13895)
• United States
25 Jan 07
If i could change my job, i would be a teacher. I love the fact that i could be one of those teachers that changed someones life. I have had a two teachers who teached my life that way. and if i could do that for just one child, i would be blessed. corny i know, but it's my fantasy...lol
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
No, not corny at all, Momma. It's a very noble wish. I hope you can do it one day. I htink you'd make a great teacher because oyu have passion.
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I agree... It would be a very fulfilling job especially when you get to teach your students different values and you see that they really did acquire them... It's great to know that somehow, you get to touch one's life...
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@sweetmia (455)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i wanna be a rockstar! haha and ya.. money!
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
Yeah, lots of money and lots of adoring fans falling at your feet.
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
yeah and you get to travel to many places too... ^_^
@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I would like a career writing fiction novels. But I don't want to just tell a good story. I want to write about things that make people think and ultimately change their views. Something with a moral, but without smaking the reader over the head with it.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
That would be a bestseller anywhere in the world. I hope you manage to write and sell that book and then many more. Good luck!
@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 07
If I could be anything I wanted to, I'd like to be an actress. A very successful one. I'm not saying that I can act, cause we all know I really can't but if I could pick just anything I'd want to be, I'd wanna be a celebrity. Infact, I want Paris Hilton's life! I'd rather be rich and stupid than poor and dumb. lol
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
23 Feb 07
That made me laugh :) But I see your point. I put it to you that though it's no fun being poor, I don't think a lot of celbrities or rich people are necessarily happy. I wish you happiness above all else.
@Mecboy (1051)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I would become an Astronomer when I grow up, or live to. Im fifteen years old, danger zone for me.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
My eldest son used to LOVE astronomy - lived and breathed it. He used to belong to the astronomical society and entered a competition which encompassed Australia and New Zealand. He had to design a satellite with specific properties - he was 9 years old - and he came second :) And it was all his own work! LOL. He is now more interested in law and genetics (doing a double degree) but he does remember all his astronomy.
• United States
26 Jan 07
I would love to direct a movie. Maybe a comedy, and only work with the best, like billy crystal, robin williams. I think that would be a hoot!
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Actually that does sound like a whole lot of fun! RobinWilliams in particular would be amazing to work with.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
i really wanna do something different from ordinary, which also offers variety- routine job tires me, i want a job that would allow me to explore the innermost, the highest, the deepest and most hidden things of life. like searching the ocean and what's beneath there or maybe study heavenly bodies or be able to explore and understand the unknown part of humans' brain. anything of this sort.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
26 Jan 07
Those are some excellent ideas. I hope you make it.
• India
25 Jan 07
i would love to be a writer. songs, novels , movies , anythin . i guess it would do both, get me money and do good to the world
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
25 Jan 07
We share a goal. I hope you realize your dream and become a bestseller in all of them.
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
the career which i love the most and find joy in fulfillment is farming. so far from the profession i have but, there is no conflict there at all. all persons eat. i can always be part of the food suppliers and providers.
@banta78 (4334)
• India
4 Jun 07
Well i would love to tennis super star like Roger Federer as i also play and watch tennis matches with keen interest and have the passion for the game. Or may be bollywood hero as i was good at dramatics in school.
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@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I would like to write childrens and romance books.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Anything related programming and graphic design like creating website layouts.