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Old 10-02-2019, 10:36 PM
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I wonder if any of your kid become what they wanted to be when they were young? My 12 years old wanted to be a doctor since kindergarten and i do hope that he changes his minds to something else.

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Old 10-02-2019, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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My brother always wanted to be a lawyer like his dad... he’s a lawyer now.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:30 AM
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My children arent grown yet but my 12 year old wants to be an engineer, either robotics or aerospace. I hope he succeeds. I wanted to be a doctor but life circumstances prevented it. Why do you hope he changes his mind?
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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I wanted to be an acrobat.


I am not an acrobat, lol.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:42 AM
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My children arent grown yet but my 12 year old wants to be an engineer, either robotics or aerospace. I hope he succeeds. I wanted to be a doctor but life circumstances prevented it. Why do you hope he changes his mind?
Our current healthcare system doesn’t support doctors and patients. Everything seems to dictate by insurance companies and big pharmaceutical. It is very hard and demanding career. Medical school would take away his twenties if he survived that then feeding into extremely long hours of residency. But that was just my opinion.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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It is very hard and demanding career.

As are most careers that are fulfilling.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Not one ended up in the careers they thought they would.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:39 PM
 
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My child had no idea what she wanted to do when she was young. She works in IT. Very good salary & benefits. She's happy in her career and social life.

I wanted to drive a red dump truck. Never happened. I had a good carreer. Happily retired now.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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our son is with the FBI....waaay away from what he thought he wanted to be.
i wanted to be Zorro. nope. wife wanted 3 kids. nope again.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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My son was interested in science from a very young age. He now has a Ph.D. in microbiology.

My daughter was always interested in "helping" types of professions as well as international relations. She just finished 2 1/2 years in the Peace Corps as a health volunteer, based in a Francophone country in Africa, and is now teaching in a public school in France.

I was always interested in helping others and education. I recently retired after 40 years teaching special education.
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