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Old 09-04-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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What others think we should do, and what we would really be good at, are 2 different things
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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An arsehole...they were right
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Our 'guidance counselor' was clueless. If anyone ever did become what he thought they should it was an accident.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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My teachers encouraged me to go into journalism, which probably sounded like a much better idea back then, before all the newspapers and whatnot imploded.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:30 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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They never said, but I think most of my female classmates wound up being Wives and Mothers, just what the nuns would have wanted...
That sure beats Non-wives and Mothers.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I have a vague memory of some career aptitude testing in elementary school, but it was so enlightening I completely forgot the results.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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A newscaster.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I had a couple teachers tell me that I should be a writer. Guess what? I did!
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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I don't remember teachers really telling anyone what they should be. I did have a teacher persuade me away from social work. I pretty much always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but for a brief moment in high school, I considered social work. (I also briefly considered pediatrics and pediatric psychology. See the theme?) She felt between the depressing nature at times (which I said I was prepared for) and the fact that I am quite OCD and like things to be timely, organized, etc.., she thought I'd be miserable. She was right. I probably would have had a breakdown within months.
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Old 09-04-2017, 07:52 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Probably a failure!
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