December 5, 2006

What did you want to be when you were a child?

As a child we all have dreams, dreams of growing up and becoming something. More often than not, these dreams get buried in the process of growing up. What we finally choose as a career is guided more by what is expected of us and some material considerations. In a society like India, the career that one chooses is guided, to a great extent, by what society, at that time, thinks is a successful career. I think, but I cant be sure, that this is true about most societies across the globe.

As a child, the first thing that I ever wanted to be was a detective. When someone asked me what I wanted to be, I had no qualms in answering, "Detective!". Things never happened as I planned and I never even got close to becoming one.

What was it that you wanted to be when you were a child?

16 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Oddly enough, when I was a kid I wanted to be a client for your detective agency!

J said...

President!

Nancyrowina said...

I always wanted to be a writer when I was a child, I am now just not getting paid for it like I envisioned :(.

Manzkee said...

"Architect" was my first dream

theWatchList said...

I wanted to do nothing. Well honestly I wanted to loaf, surrounded by friends and lots of books so I could bs on edumacational type things all day long. My job is in the way. Stoopid job.

Bluepanther said...

Mr. Fab.: Well, if you are still interested then I can still think about it!!!

j: Kool!

nancyrowina: But,you are writing, thats half the dream accomplished.

mankzee: How far did you reach in your goal?

thewatchlist: lol, yea it would be great to do just that.

baabaanne said...

An actress :)

Lee said...

Nasa guy. Something to do with space. A teacher told me I couldn't though when I was in the fifth grade.

Bluepanther said...

baabaanne: Kool!

lee: That would be great, A teacher's job is to encourage not discourage, but well thats life.

young-entrepreneur said...

I wanted to be the old guy from Jurrasic Park... make my pet dinosaurs :D

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Perky said...

I actually dreamt of being a cashier. I thought it'd be fun working at the check-out counter and play with money.

CyberCelt said...

I wanted to be a female race car driver. A few years later, Shirley Muldowney actually did become a race car driver.

Primal said...

I wanted to be a teacher, a lawyer and a mom. Well I do teach, I do debate a LOT and I do have a truckload o' kids LOL

Bluepanther said...

young-entrepreneur: That would be wonderful but dangerous for the rest of us.

perky: It would be nice but frustrating, I guess!

Cyber celt: A nice dream and I am sure it must have felt good to see it come true even if it was some other woman who did it!

primal : Good! Congrats on beint the first one here to almost get what they wanted as a child!

LennyP said...

I wanted to be a jet fighter pilot. That is until I realized you had to have perfect uncorrected vision and I was already wearing glasses in the 4th grade.

SunKingpoet said...

I wanted to be my father for a time... and then my brother. I've become me. Go figure.

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