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When I Grow Up I want to ......

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Posted: May 17, 2021, 8:00 PM
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I would venture to say each one of us had an idea what we wanted in later life based on something we enjoyed beginning from our early childhood. I remember the carnival coming to town during my pre-school years. My ambition was to own a carnival so I could have all the free rides I wanted. When I was about six or seven, my ambition was to be a steam locomotive engineer. The main reason was my desire to blow that steam whistle all day long.

I suppose it was the strawberry and peach ice cream on those hot and lazy days in Florida that once again made me change my mind and I decided owning an ice cream parlor was now at the top of the list. By the time I was a senior in high school, I realized I didn't want to own a carnival, be an engineer on a steam locomotive or own an ice cream parlor. Reality had set in. It was time to determine what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I decided the field of engineering was my choice and looking back over the years, I made the right choice.

One thing I did learn over the years, one of the most important choices we have to make is choosing our career path . Base your career choice on what you like to do. Doctor, lawyer, auto mechanic, garbage collector or even a ditch digger. Regardless of one's choice, be the best that you can be.

When one of my grandsons was of pre-school age his ambition was to drive a garbage truck. He was intrigued by the compaction action. Well, later on he decided he wanted to become a mechanical engineer but that interested faded and he finally decided to go to law school. Today he is happy as an attorney.

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I was asked that once in a job interview

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Posted: May 17, 2021, 9:12 PM
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I replied "Dead." After letting them gulp a second I said, "When the little boy in me is gone I don't want to be around anymore." I didn't get the job and never knew if they found a better candidate, or my answer blew it.

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i would have hired you on that question alone***

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Must not have been associated with Peter Pan or Disney***


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After 3 years at Clemson & 3 in

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Posted: May 17, 2021, 9:29 PM
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the Army, I still had no idea what I wanted to do- just went back to college to have something to do. Late in that year a professor described a new grad degree that had just been approved and asked if I would be interested. At almost 73 years old & 47 years later I am still on the job and still enjoy heading out to “work” every morning


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Posted: May 18, 2021, 12:19 AM
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I majored in Agricultural Economics at Clemson with the goal of going back to the farm and building a huge commercial egg operation and become a millionaire farmer. Seriously. Well in Korea I was in a unit with several other officers who had already gotten their Masters Degree and planned to go on for another graduate degree. Sitting around in bull sessions I gradually shifted my goals toward the academic path. But I did fulfill my dream and bought a farm, worked in Governor s Office (on leave from the IUniversity), and in private industry for a spell and overall had an exciting and fulfilling career.

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Posted: May 18, 2021, 3:37 AM
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Some people are lucky and have their dream job. Some of us are not so lucky. At the age of 70 I'm still looking for what I want to do when I grow up.

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Posted: May 18, 2021, 4:47 AM
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what I always say is: I have to grow old but I don't have to grow up

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Posted: May 18, 2021, 7:47 AM
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give Ohio to Canada.

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Posted: May 18, 2021, 10:55 AM
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and California and New York City.

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