An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

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An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by stand@desk » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:18 pm

It just occured to me while I was in the kitchen with my wife and daughter goofin' around in the kitchen while my wife was making supper (One Pot Pasta for those foodies who are interested).

Someone asks your child or teenager or young adult etc. "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Answer: Reasonably speaking, It doesn't really matter as long as I am cash flow positive.

The End! (Takes a bow) :P

P.S. I have not had any wine.

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by Dragline » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:45 pm

Hah! With the wine I bet it would have been "ridiculously cash flow positive".

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by halfmoon » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:27 pm

I hope you're spreading the gospel to your kids instead of just preaching to the choir (folks here). It's a great line that could be followed up with kid-friendly narrative. Nothing like inoculating the young. :D

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by cmonkey » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:35 am

stand@desk wrote:It doesn't really matter as long as I am cash flow positive.
Good vaccination against affluenza. :mrgreen:

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by bristoldude » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 am

I remember answering "Subsitence Farmer" at a very early age, and I think I'm coming back round to that idea 20 years later. a lazier version though, permaculture abundance harvester? Need to get some land.

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by C40 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:24 pm

When I was growing up I wanted to be a combination of Forest Gump and James Bond. Certain parts of each. Take out the retard part, and the violence part, and the kid, and that's pretty much it. It wasn't the being rich or fancy cars that I admired so much. It was the adventurous lives, and the independence/self-reliance. This is pretty much still what I want to be. Maybe make the lifestyle a little more Benjamin Buttons, and add in a bit of Leonardo Da Vinci and some John Muir or whoever like that.

Oh yeah, and I also wanted to be like Ross Perot. 1992 was the first election that I watched debates and such for. I liked Ross Perot because he was straightforward and convincing. Remember how he was convincing? He used CHARTS!! :lol: :lol: :lol: (If you've seen my journal, you probably know I like making charts)
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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by distracted_at_work » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:14 pm

@C40 Indeed, you do like charts :D

I seem to recall answering engineer at young age. The caveat being I most certainly thought they operated trains :lol:

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Post by halfmoon » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:02 pm

I wanted to be a gerontologist, then a landscape architect. When I visited Washington DC and saw the stately old Georgetown townhouses, I decided that I should be a senator (because the president's tenure is so short-lived). I finally settled on waitress. ;)

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by Olaz » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:27 am

Maybe revolutionary/activist, adventurer, permaculture homesteader, author, public-speaker, lover<3

I want my life to be a grand, epic narrative of my own and life's making!

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Re: An answer for "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

Post by thrifty++ » Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:10 am

@OP - I seriously like your answer so much. Its a very liberating point of view for a young person to grasp.

It seems like there is so much societal pressure around what job someone aspires to from a young age which contributes to a great deal of unwarranted angst, worry, procrastination, bad decision making and debt.

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