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#1 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

I was having this discussion with a friend who I bumped into for the first time in awhile.  We went to the same grade school and we started going on about how when we were young we wanted to be something. I wanted to be a goalie in the NHL and he wanted to play guitar in a famous band. As we got talking we realized while I had since moved on from the dream but my friend while compromising for reality was still following his. So got me thinking what did you guys want to be when you were younger? Has you dream changed or did reality force you to change.

In my case reality forced me to change. Being born with mild Cerebral Palsy I had to eventually faced facts. As I got older I focused  more on becoming involved in fields dealing with PC's.

So while I dreamed as a kid to play goalie.  I now dream to have job as either a programmer or Network Admin.

#2 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

...alive.

#3 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:

" ...alive. "


Well I'm sure if work hard and avoid incoming trains, you might just live out your dream.
#4 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I wanted to be a genie.

#5 Posted by Slax (928 posts) -

I wanted to be a Firetruck...

#6 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19350 posts) -

I'm not sure what I dreamed of at that young of an age.  I know that I was very interested in becoming a video game journalist from 12–15, but as I've gotten older I've realized that things are not as easy or fun as they seem to be from the perception of a young mind.  I'm not too certain what I want to be anymore.

#7 Posted by natetodamax (19208 posts) -

I wanted to be a SWAT member. Now I'm working towards becoming a video game journalist. The latter is much safer :)

#8 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

When I was five, I either wanted to build roller coasters or design/test video games. 
 
Now, I want to be a mechanical engineer.

#9 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -
@Slax said:
" I wanted to be a Firetruck... "
I cant tell if your joking or not. But a true story my friend until he was like 7 said he wanted to be a truck like Optimus Prime.
#10 Posted by ATrevelan (606 posts) -

I'm pretty sure I wanted to a pirate when I was five. 
 
Now I'm getting my masters in education. I suppose that's a pretty big change.

#11 Posted by supermike6 (3565 posts) -

I wanted to be a pro hockey player also. I wanted to play goalie and forward though so it would've been a bit tough. Then. a bit later, I wanted to be a guitarist in a band, but now I'm more interested in writing, especially about video games.

#12 Posted by Slax (928 posts) -
@Hockeymask27 said:
" @Slax said:
" I wanted to be a Firetruck... "
I cant tell if your joking or not. But a true story my friend until he was like 7 said he wanted to be a truck like Optimus Prime. "
No, it's a completely true story, I wanted to be a firetruck when I was little. Although probably younger than 5.
#13 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

At my grad party, I looked through my 1st grade "what do you wanna be when you get older" question and it was working at a bowling center. And I am. So I'm living the dream right?

#14 Posted by PhaggyBigNastyMcKill (564 posts) -

I wanted to be an opera singer, but seeing as how I'm tone deaf. That dream was a big waste of money. 

#15 Posted by Tireyo (6420 posts) -

Mario.

#16 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

I wanted to be a Cowboy like in the movie The Cowboys. Great movie.

#17 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@ATrevelan said:

" I'm pretty sure I wanted to a pirate when I was five.  Now I'm getting my masters in education. I suppose that's a pretty big change. "

Captain Blood was a doctor. Never give up on your dreams, you never know what might happen.
 
 
#18 Posted by ProlificShadow (399 posts) -

When I was five I'm pretty sure I wanted to be some sort of masked crime-fighter/ninja.  
 
The real world sure knows how to crush dreams. 

#19 Posted by Yummylee (21748 posts) -

Childhood. A cop, preferably one in New York.. 
Now. A voice actor. 

#20 Posted by artofwar420 (6290 posts) -

Astronaut. But it turned out that the job didn't mean being Capt Picard. Maybe one day it will and I'll be right there.

#21 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

I wanted to be a fireman, i now am going to be a ninja.  
 
You can do whatever you want if you put your mind to it and can run fast.

#22 Posted by Osaladin (2521 posts) -

Pro soccer player when I was young. I'm finishing up medical school now, I'm 25. Dreams of a child are rarely met, mostly because we just aren't mature or know enough about the world when we are children. I won't say being a doctor was or is my dream job, but I am enjoying it thoroughly. 
 
Money can't buy you happiness, but it sure can help.

#23 Edited by DJSire (45 posts) -

When I was young, I wanted to be a 28 year old douche bag with a receding hairline, a foul mouth, and a drinking problem... We can all aspire to be what we dream to be, and I'm living proof :P
 
But dude, just because you have Cerebral Palsy doesn't mean you can't be an NHL goalie. Looks like you're a Habs fan, doesn't Price rock Cerebral Palsy? (had to go there).

#24 Posted by angelfan91 (892 posts) -

I wanted to play baseball.  I always thought I could. But I didn't make either of my high school baseball teams and that one died quick. 
#25 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

I always wanted to be a game designer when I was little, but now I realize that it's pretty much impossible to attain that dream. I don't think I have very good ideas for games and I don't even know how I would go about getting that job. Right now I don't know what I want to be anymore.

#26 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.

#27 Posted by JaredA (824 posts) -

I wanted to be a cat... seriously

#28 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

A ninja turtle. That didn't quite work out, but I'm still keeping my eye open for secret ooze.

#29 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

I wanted to be an international assassin.
Now? Heh. Heh. Heh.
Sometimes dreams do come true.

#30 Edited by Jeust (10676 posts) -

I wanted to take on the hard way in life, and it has worked that way.

#31 Posted by Hamst3r (4491 posts) -

Then: An alligator.
Now: A porn star.

#32 Edited by AjayRaz (12429 posts) -

wanted to be a singer @_@ 
now? i want to improve on drawing and get a job in art or something. 

#33 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -
@Hockeymask27:  
 
Back then, Comedian. Now, English Teacher. 
 
Go figure.
#34 Edited by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

"Video Game Maker" then.
 
"Video Game Writer/Director" now.
 
@Abyssfull said:

" Childhood. A cop, preferably one in New York.. Now. A voice actor.  "

Aha! Makes sense. Now I get why Phil Lamaar is your icon.
#35 Posted by thebatmobile (981 posts) -

When I was little, I wanted to be a super hero. 
 
And now, I'm becoming a scientist.

#36 Posted by DXmagma (317 posts) -

i wanted to be an "acheologists."
 
now i want to be a game journalists, because i don't have the attention span to be a writer.

#37 Posted by kelbear (496 posts) -
@Hockeymask27: 
 
I wanted:
1) To be married
2) Stable uneventful job at a desk, with sufficient pay. I didn't care what the job was as long as it met these terms.
3) To have 1-2 kids.
 
I've got 1&2, will start on 3 soon. Then I'm pretty much set for life.
#38 Posted by Motherfucker (101 posts) -

Bus driver
 
 
 
lolololoolololololololololololol

#39 Posted by Osaladin (2521 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
" Then: An alligator.Now: A porn star. "
Why not be both?
#40 Posted by VoodooTerror (607 posts) -

i wanted to be a firefighter 
 
and i now am a firefighter =]

#41 Posted by InFamous91 (931 posts) -

For some odd reason as a child, I always wanted to be a hot dog man lmao.   

#42 Posted by jinxman (514 posts) -

I wanted to be a paleontologist.  And now I want to go into business.  At least I get more money now hopefully haha.

#43 Posted by FireBurger (1479 posts) -

Oddly enough I read some autobiography I wrote in like 3rd or 4th grade that said I wanted to attend a certain college and make video games when I grow up. I completely forgot about it, but now I go to said college and I'm studying computer science in hopes of breaking into the industry. I do want to do a stint in the military now, but for most part things remain unshaken. :)

#44 Posted by Mariek430 (409 posts) -

I wanted to be a zoo keeper. Now im going to school for anthropology. So i'll work with dead animals as oppose to live ones.

#45 Posted by GGAstronaut (14 posts) -

 I wanted to be an astronaut, but it looks like that's not gonna happen. So I'm gonna reach for something more realistic so I'm now planning to be a nurse.

#46 Posted by Stilblad (89 posts) -

I wanted to be in a famous band but now Im going to be an engineer.

#47 Posted by RE_Player1 (7560 posts) -

A dentist... ya my childhood was exciting. 

#48 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I wanted to be a teacher, now not even slightly.

#49 Posted by Clinkz (1118 posts) -

Playing/Designing/testing games. 
 
 
No more.

#50 Posted by Jazz (2281 posts) -

I wanted to be Spider-man 
 
I still want to be Spider-man, so obviously I cannot have developed much as a human being 20 years later.