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what you wanted to be as a child? (13)

Mar 10, 2021 7:15 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
What was the job you wanted to have as a child, and did you get that job?

I wanted to be a writer, well I've written lots of articles for my work in the past and regularly write for the local paper. And I'm actually working on a book, so well, maybe once I really can call myself an author.
Mar 10, 2021 8:02 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
Oh, at 7 I wanted to be the world slot car champion of the world.

Oh, at about 9 I wanted to be a gold medalyst olympic archer or diver.

Oh about 11 I really started noticing girls and wanted to be a movie star like Casanova.

Oh about thirteen I wanted to be the administrator of an organization providing wet nursing and cross nursing other women’s babies for mothers unable to do so.

On about 16 I decided I wanted to join the Navy and see the world and make belive I was Jacques Cousteau.

At about 17 I decided I wanted to be like John Wayne in the movie green beret to join the marines to battle the cold war and protect the world from communism in Vietnam. Play time was over then. You lose all dignity in the military. That Didn't work cause communism is presently here and dividing my country pitting liberal big spenders who think we can keep printing money against realistic conservatives.
Mar 10, 2021 9:58 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
galrads: Oh, at 7 I wanted to be the world slot car champion of the world.

Oh, at about 9 I wanted to be a gold medalyst olympic archer or diver.

Oh about 11 I really started noticing girls and wanted to be a movie star like Casanova.

Oh about thirteen I wanted to be the administrator of an organization providing wet nursing and cross nursing other women’s babies for mothers unable to do so.

On about 16 I decided I wanted to join the Navy and see the world and make belive I was Jacques Cousteau.

At about 17 I decided I wanted to be like John Wayne in the movie green beret to join the marines to battle the cold war and protect the world from communism in Vietnam. Play time was over then. You lose all dignity in the military. That Didn't work cause communism is presently here and dividing my country pitting liberal big spenders who think we can keep printing money against realistic conservatives.
OMG! Slot cars! In the mid 1960’s my brother and I had a paper route, and wanted to use some of the money to buy a “set” (Aurora), but if you might recall, the rave was SO great that these were incredibly expensive at the time...heck, even the individual race cars were rather speedy. Our step-dad allowed us to each buy one car. The local hobby shop in our Portland neighborhood sold “track-time” on Saturday’s, so we would spend all those afternoons racing our cars with our “gang” of other paper-boys. We even broke the “rule” and saved enough money to buy another car each. What fun we had, and whiled away many otherwise gray, rainy afternoons. Thanks for the memory...teddybear
Mar 10, 2021 10:01 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
rohaan: OMG! Slot cars! In the mid 1960’s my brother and I had a paper route, and wanted to use some of the money to buy a “set” (Aurora), but if you might recall, the rave was SO great that these were incredibly expensive at the time...heck, even the individual race cars were rather speedy. Our step-dad allowed us to each buy one car. The local hobby shop in our Portland neighborhood sold “track-time” on Saturday’s, so we would spend all those afternoons racing our cars with our “gang” of other paper-boys. We even broke the “rule” and saved enough money to buy another car each. What fun we had, and whiled away many otherwise gray, rainy afternoons. Thanks for the memory...
that was supposed to be spendy. I so wish this system would stop correcting what doesn’t need correcting. Btw...it takes at least 3 tries before it lets me spell the term the way I want...is there a “fix” for this?
Mar 10, 2021 10:05 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
Oh, I wanted to be a teacher. I became a vocational nurse/ pharmacy technician, but completed a teaching program at a state college. Except for classroom assisting, I didn’t go into the professional teaching field. (Made far more money at the hospital)
Mar 10, 2021 10:39 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
I wanted to be a pilot..but while flying in a two seater float plane in my early 40s the pilot told me to take the ‘steering wheel’, but I panicked, and held it for only a few seconds laugh

It was too unexpected and ‘weird’. I think I would still go for flying lessons though. grin
Mar 10, 2021 11:00 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
I wanted to be a nurse, I qualify and join college, but I left coz it really affect me, I can't see people suffer , my tears always near.

I talked with my lecture and parents, I later join economics.
working now .

I pray this covid 19 to end.

thanks a lot.
Mar 10, 2021 11:49 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
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Running around in a field became the search for a job practical and skilled enough to avoid barbaric things like getting out of bed before 10am.
Mar 11, 2021 4:14 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
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All I ever wanted to avoid was the careerism of shoving a trolley around ASDA car park. The new reality of degrees, debt, and the pushing of a trolley as though you were your own management. Debt and a careerist attitude to menial labour are our middle class where no such middle class exists. There is a public sector and in stark contrast there is a private sector where they've sacked the manager and effectively your role is to run the place like your own small business, but you're still no one and you're still paid nothing.
Mar 11, 2021 4:31 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
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To sum up my conclusion what I wanted to be as a child is a small businessmen who can afford to turn down work. I was a bit of a strange who felt that 2008 was coming back in 1999, when I was 12. This had a real influence over what I did the idea that 2008 would happen although it hadn't happened yet.
Mar 11, 2021 5:05 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
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I felt the same about Tony Blair's economy as Tony Blair's own son does. 2008 was not a loss it was the returning of what wasn't yours to take. Articulating is one thing but I think most people felt that the 90s and 00s were instinctively wrong. Particularly the Irish met 2008 with a sense that I can't believe you'd been paying us this much for that long. And they're quite right to feel that. So much of the economy depends on youth doing what their manager did, but for an apprentice wage. Walking out onto the shop floor with your Japanese head on turning the place into a Swiss clock. But your home will be smaller than the old worker or manager because you can't do the high costs and high prices that they did. There will be no m**turbating on the toilet like there was last century.
Mar 11, 2021 5:28 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
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In some cases the shift towards productive man hours has been great enough to have the potteries producing pottery for the first time since hell hath no fury like a scorned Thatcher. The old days where conservative leaders saw communist governments as allies, the Chinese as nothing more.than a source of cheap and easy labour.
Mar 11, 2021 5:45 AM CST what you wanted to be as a child?
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I guess the thinking was similar to Henry Ford. That the growth of industry anywhere in the world would benefit the entire world. And maybe it does. Before 2008 I saw the whole world moving towards Ford apart from us in the west where a luxury inheritance carried the inefficiency of our industry. I grew up with a sense that Ford would be upon us whether we wish for it or not. The triumph of Aldi was expected.
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