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Old December 21st, 2012 (1:47 PM).
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    We all, or at least most of us, had that one thing we always wanted to do when we were a child. Sometimes they might be a bit out of reach (pro athlete, president), but sometimes things work out and that's what we end up pursuing.

    So what was your childhood dream job?

    I remember that I wanted to be an astronaut. Being in space always seemed like a cool thing to do. I didn't stop liking space, but my career took a completely different path, so I didn't end up being an astronaut.
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    Old December 21st, 2012 (1:54 PM).
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    Well, since I am still going through my childhood and am currently at school, I would say that I want to do something with Astronomy; I study Physics and it is my strongest of the sciences plus I really enjoy it, especially the space part of it. I hope to end up doing this sort of thing, and it isn't anything too ambitious, but Astronomers get paid very highly so I would never think of it as an easy job.

    Another thing I would consider is something to do with gaming; producing or developing. I have always been in to gaming, and play games regularly and love them to bits. So ending up having this sort of job would make me very happy unless it is very poorly paid.
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    Old December 21st, 2012 (2:08 PM).
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    Things I wanted to be as a child included:
    Veterinarian: I love animals and always wanted to be a vet. I abandoned this goal when I found out I'd need close to 10 years of college and that not everything about the job was great( such as having to put animals down) and that killed my desire to pursue it.

    Jockey: I used to be faily obsessed with horses and was facinated by horse racing. I now kind of hate the concept of it and it was an un realistic goal anyway, plus I stopped riding.

    Game Developer/Game design: Since I liked video games, I went through a phase where I wanted to have a career making them and possibly work for Game Freak( long shot I know)Needless to say nothing came out of that either and I soon lost enthusiasm to try and reach it.
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    Old December 21st, 2012 (2:15 PM).
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      Old December 21st, 2012 (2:26 PM).
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        B-b-b-but I'm keeping that on the b-back burner f-f-for now.

        I wanted to be a scientist too and I almost did go down that route but my Astrophysics Masters did not work out for me.
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        Old December 21st, 2012 (3:52 PM).
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        Just, you know, the normal things every kid wants to be at some point. T:
        I'm still in school and I haven't gotten around to figuring out my career.
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        Old December 21st, 2012 (6:58 PM).
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        I had a ton of career choices when I was a child. First, I wanted to be a teacher because I got really good grades and excelled back when I was in elementary school. Then, I got over that and got into shooter games when I was like...9 or 10? When I played my first shooter game on PS1, which was Syphon Filter, I then decided that I wanted to be an agent. I remember carrying around my plastic water gun around my waist and wearing awesome pants. xD That didn't last long though, so I ended up liking science more and my interest in the weather increased drastically, making me want to go into Meteorology and study the weather. But unfortunately, that career goal seemed impossible because I literally SUCK at math. And you need lots of math to be a meteorologist.

        So, I was very indecisive back then. heh.
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        I would say that back when I was in elementary, my two main career choices I wanted to have was a teacher, or... a professional golfer.

        For the first one, I absolutely loved school up until about 7th grade, which is why I thought it would be cool to be a teacher (while I guess it would still be an okay choice for me now, teachers don't get paid nearly enough for all the work they do).

        As for being a pro golfer, I started playing when I was 3, and got really good at it early on (by the time I was 7, I was playing on level with some 12-13 year olds). Unfortunately, a number of things came up that prevented me from playing as I got older, so it wasn't a very realistic career for me anymore.
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        All throughout my childhood I juggled the career path I wanted to follow. I remember wanting to be a Psychologist, then a Lawyer, then a Dentist, then a Scientist, then a Teacher and then a Professor. It's only been during the last couple of years I've really developed the passion to work in the field of Health Science. My prime goal would be either to become a Doctor (Specialising in Cardiology), or a Medicinal Researcher. It's going to be a tough road for me in the next two to three years, but I know I'll be able to accomplish what I've dreamed for, if I put in the work, dedication and effort.
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          I was really indecisive as well. First I wanted to be a vet, then a teacher, then I wanted to go into nuclear medicine, after I left high school I decided I wanted to be zookeeper, saw a course for Policing and tried that out (wasn't for me), thought it would be cool to open a game store, and more I'm planning on doing an Astronomy degree. I'm definitely going to go through with that.
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          Old December 22nd, 2012 (6:11 AM).
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              I always wanted to become a Veterinarian. Once I graduated from high school I was so hyped up about going to College and helping those animal. But I later found out they didn't had a College where they offered that program. The closest college I could find was far in a different region of Quebec. Althought they DO offer it in University here in Montreal tho...
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              Old December 22nd, 2012 (11:19 AM).
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                Am I the only one that hasn't got dreams of working as something yet? I think I am that not-so ambitious person that's happy to work as anything.

                But that said, I think I am too young to say this, something might make me dream of being something.
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                        I wanted to be a scientist and a veterinarian. I don't believe I have it in me to be either (too lazy to study, to emotional to deal with hurt animals). The only real thing stopping me is myself, clearly. Anyway I've settled for teaching (a calling I've tried to avoid for a long time) while being interested in pursuing a million other career paths but never doing anything to get the ball rolling.
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                        When I was a very small child I wanted to be a policeman just like my Dad. That didn't last long... I think I thought I had to be a cop because he was and that was just how the world worked lmao.

                        When I grew up a bit I wanted to be a teacher, because that was the only profession I really saw happening day-to-day and I really respected most of my teachers. That ended when I was 14 and I decided I really hate kids
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                        Old December 29th, 2012 (6:07 PM).
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                        When I was little I wanted to be a fire-fighter. I got over that pretty quickly. I know they have to deal with some pretty depressing stuff sometimes, and it's also just a hard job in general.

                        When I was eleven I thought someone could get by simply by being an artist. Reality is: no matter how good you draw, you're not going to be famous or have super nice things, even if you are skilled. I don't know ONE person who actually cares about drawings or paintings except my stuck up friend who thinks drawing my little ponies will get her through. Nope. Not unless you're uber talented.

                        Earlier this year I thought maybe geology was a good idea, but I suck ass at math, so that's a no-no for me. Plus, hardcore geologists have to hike and stuff in order to get zircon samples for carbon-dating, and hiking's NOT my thing. And recently I figured out just how complicated even the larger aspects of geology really are.

                        I think I'll just be a business logo designer or something fun.
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                          When I was younger, I reeeeeeeeally wanted to be an actor. Well, I actually wanted to be George of the Jungle, but then my parents told me he wasn't real and was just played by an actor. Far from shattering my prepubescent dreams, it just emboldened my acting desires even more. It was the drama group I attended after school that quashed any desire I had to go into acting; I wasn't bad, but I just really didn't like the group or the people running it all that much, and it must have had an effect on me. I've never really considered taking it up again, and I'm very content in my current jobm thank you very much.
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