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What is Your Life's Ambition and Has It Changed?

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i am considering becoming a trophy wife or i could go with my second choise which would be joining those somalian (spelling?) pirates, plundering and sailing the seas with high powered weapons of course >:D

 

thats pretty much all i have in mind about now

any ideas for me?

 

If you want to pillage and plunder in a nice environment - wall street. If you want danger - WalMart greeter during the holidays. Want to be a trophy wife, go to golf courses.

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Well, my ambitions have definately changed over the years:

 

<=13 or so: Fighter Pilot, Cop

13-15: Computer Programmer or Engineer

15-17: Musician (got my first guitar) Computer Programmer or Engineer

18-26: Musician, Mechanical Engineer

26-the end: Provide for my family, Raise my boys to be good men, and maybe succeed in my career, oh and still become a musician, at least part time...

 

Currently, i'm in my 29th year and I still suck at playing that first guitar, but I am living the (no so dreamy) life of a Mechanical Engineer, working in aerospace. My kids are so far so good, but their still too young to tell if they'll turn out like I hope.

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When I was pretty young, I wanted to be a scientist... in second grade we had to do a sketch of what we wanted to be went we grew up, I designed a semi-submersible vessel that I would use to try and find the lockness monster. :D

 

I designed submarines till I was about 12 or 13 (thanks to supportive parents, I got to hang out with some experts in the field), but then I got heavily into computer programming and haven't looked back.

 

Currently, I am working towards taking over the world. (Well, not taking it over per se, but starting and leading what will be the world's strongest superpower.) When I take a good couple hours to explain my intricate plot, I usually get good feedback the estimated chances for success, but it's definitely a long shot.

 

But heck, I'll be cold bones in the ground at some point either way - why not try to do something big? :D

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It's always been about reptiles for me - I just switched from dead (paleontology) to live (biology).

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I have always wanted to do something scientific, exactly what I had in mind changed many times over the course of my education and work.

 

My ambition now is to finish my PhD and get a paper out there. After that, we will have to see what happens.

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Like ecoli, I tended to add goals rather than change them. At one point, I wanted to be a comedy writer, physicist, pirate, philosopher, brewer, diplomat, naval architect, and benevolent dictator of a small, tropical island nation. Of course, currently I'm none of those things (not full time, anyway). And eventually I realized all I really wanted was to surround myself with smart, interesting people who could make me laugh and talk about anything. As for my current career, it's none of the things I aspired to, but it is interesting, very unusual, and makes good use of the schizophrenic education I acquired pursuing other things.

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I've always been interested in science, and when i was a kid i was very interested in animals and stuff. So a biologist was my first dreamprofession. Then in middle school, when i was around 14 years old, we had chemistry as a subject for the first time, and since then i was hooked.

Today my major interests still are chemistry and biology.

And now, at the age of 19, i'm studying chemical engineering (with inclination to pharmaceutical chemistry) at my university.

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from the time i could walk, up until elementary school sometime, i wanted to be picasso. my dad was an art teacher, so i grew up with paint splatters and drawings all over the house - thinking back at it, imo, i was a pretty strange kid (i havnt met anyone other kid who would hole up in his room 8 hours a day just because they wanted "to finish one more page of the comic"). ive been pretty much drawing/painting/making comic books, etc ever since i could walk. so pretty much my life ambition is to be a well known painter for making art that "calms" people.

 

that doesnt mean ill be able to get a job structured around that. ive recently started to realize that no matter how many times people say "do what you love, do what you love", in my case, "doing what i love" and making a living may be two different things. my life ambition hasnt changed, though im expecting to enter a field thats completely unrelated to it heh...

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