We all have dreams and we all make mistakes. Sometimes, the dream we follow turns out to be the mistake. One day you look back and think... "What am I even doing here? I hate teeth! Why didn't I pursue.... fill in the blank." We've all been there in one way or another.Redditor u/Shelliko wanted to know who has some regrets when it comes job choices that have been made by asking..... What career do you wish you had pursued?
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Professional cat petter. As it stands, I'm an amateur cat petter. Don't get me wrong, it's a terrifically rewarding avocation, but I really wish I'd gone professional out of grad school.
I've always wanted to be a firefighter. However due to being born with a bad back, this is only a dream.
Being a firefighter in the US is extremely difficult even if you had a perfect background and qualifications. A single position could have 500+ applicants fighting for it, and many of those applicants include veterans and people with graduate degrees. Unless you have connections with someone in the department, it is basically impossible to become a firefighter. Regardless, I am sorry for you. It is unfair that some things are impossible for us out of sheer bad luck.
Anything creative. Not fine art, but animation or graphic design would be my top picks, or maybe something with programming. Instead of studying art, though, I listened to my parents and teachers and picked a science.
One psych degree and a whole lot of no progress later, I'm finally doing the creative field thing at 28 and wishing I hadn't spent so much time trying to be what I'm not.
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I had the grades to become a surgeon. I have always liked the skill required to cut up a person. It sounds like something I would enjoy. I just thought medical school didn't sound like it was worth it.
Safe from Home
IT. Specifically cyber security.
Probably would have been able to work from home.
Look up an example A+ certification test. If you can answer those questions, you already know enough for a lot of jobs. If you don't know how to answer them, then you know what you have to learn.
Merchant Navy! I'm still relatively young, so maybe one day.
I'm about to go this way. i'm a cadet (noa) on my second tanker and i really enjoy my time, even though i'm 100% sure that this is nothing everybody could do. being away from family and friends for months etc. and soooo much depends on the crew you're with. it can be rough to be on call pretty much 24/7 and working sometimes 14h a day. but for me, a person that never travelled much it's a nice way to see new places, and safe a little money.
Anyways corona makes sure you only see the ports and cant get out in the cities. i have made some friends and for most of them it's the money bringing them back. as a cadet i'm earning 1000€ a month which is quite need for something being part of my education, having food and a room included. as a captain/master the salary can go up to more than 10k and if you stay on board for more than 6months a year you can forget about taxes. so yeah to make and safe money it's definitely a good choice but not so much for social life/ family.
I've always wanted to be a chef but every chef I've talked to says it is incredibly stressful to be working in a small kitchen with a ton of people doing a ton of different things at the same time, with another chef yelling at you because there's people waiting for their food outside.
That sounds like hell.
I love cooking and experimenting with food and having people enjoy it but I don't think I could handle the pressure and stress that comes with it.
The law. Later in life I realized that I had the skills, and it would have been more affordable back then. Basically, I'm good at analyzing data and writing it down in a methodical way, and lawyers get paid a lot of money to do that, whether they're the ones who present it in court or not.
These days, I wouldn't. But back in the '70s and early '80s I'd have made serious cash and had the energy to work the hours.
I ended up using my skills in high tech and made good money. But I could have done the same in law in the SF Bay Area in the '80s and made amazing money.
The creative arts. I had considered it when I was in high school but didn't pursue it because I thought you had to be a creative genius to do those jobs (and I was unaware that Graphic Design and Digital Illustration were not the same thing) and I certainly was not a creative genius. I'm currently back in school trying to pick up a 2 year degree in Graphic Design/Illustration, but it's just not comparable to those who spent 4 years majoring in it and getting tons of classroom studio experience.
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Become a psychological human profiler. I'm fascinated by how we think and why do we do, what we do. If that makes sense!
A dermatologist. I had terrible acne as a teen but always enjoyed popping those bad boys. It didn't occur to me until almost 20 years later that I should have looked into dermatology.
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I would love to have pursued degrees in math and/or computer engineering instead of accounting. Everything I do now is self taught programming and stats. I just happen to understand what the double entry method is (outside of porn).
Field botanist... only realized 3.5 years into college with very little in the way of STEM coursework though and was ready to move on from college.
Always wanted to be an airline pilot. At the age of 29 I'm not sure whether it's worth doing.
I've always wanted to be a charter pilot. I'm 29 as well and have a good opportunity to start over right now. It's just so expensive and I have no idea if it'll be worth it. Wish I had skipped undergrad and just don't that instead.
Air traffic control. At 9, I hold my dad I thought I'd be good at that job. He growled back "those guys gets burned out".
Fast forward many years. I know current and retired controllers. Based on their stories, I would have loved that gig-----and been good at it. I loved what I did/do for a living, but I wonder how things would have been different.
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Something IT related. I'm going for it now, but I'm 25, and kicking myself for not having started in high school. I could have a livelihood by now if I had.
The Fighting Kind
MMA. I wish I would have done wrestling in high school as well as martial arts but my father would never let me as he did full contact fighting after he earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do and said it was too dangerous to let me start at such a young age. Then any time I ever asked again he just said the same thing.
I believe this stems from one of the guys in his class winding up in prison for accidentally killing a man with a kick to the temple outside of his house - he would be robbed constantly by the same person and eventually stood up to him one day.
A vet for big animals (like felines) or marine biologist! I LOVE animals, but science isn't really my forte, so I chose to become an interpreter (I'm still studying, I'm not officially an interpreter yet).
Garbage collector, politician, timber man, Baker are all jobs I think id enjoy. But I've always thought being the guy who trims the hedges along the champs elysees would be the greatest job in the world.
Sometimes, I wish I had chosen to go into industrial design. Get to be creative, have a stress-free, routine job where no lives are at stake, come home every night and only work five days a week.
But then I step out of my room, walk outside, and I see the ocean... nothing but ocean for miles and miles, and in that moment I feel like I chose the right career for myself.
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Journalism. I was going to move to Montana with my sister and brother in law to study Journalism there, but my mother stopped me. Said she wasn't ready for me to leave home. Now I just write for fun.
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Liars are not the kind of company we seek to keep.
But bad liars can be entertaining enough to have around long enough to expose them.
The Smashed Omega<p>"My first watch was an omega and I saved up on high school to get it. One of my good friends back then asked to wear it for 1 period and would give it back at lunch. He begged and begged so as a hs kid I gave in or couldn't keep saying no I guess, weak on me, obviously.</p><p> Well, He smashed it (apparently smashed the glass to test it) gave it back and said it was a fake and that's why the glass cracked and said he didn't do it and it just fell apart. A**hole became a medical doctor and is now involved in politics and holds state office. I'm still pissed about the watch he never admitted he broke cuz he was salty and jealous."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kwga4b/what_is_the_most_obvious_lie_you_have_ever_been/gj4x187?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">sunset117</a><br></p>
Same Backstory<p>"When a co-worker told my own story back to me as his own. Twice."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/lurkity_mclurkington/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">lurkity_mclurkington</a></p><p>"I had a friend do this once, he was hanging out with a large group of my friends that he hardly knew and my best friend (still my best friend too) just went 'wow it's so crazy you had ver-betim the exact same childhood story that Jason has told us all before, right down to the small town in Kansas where it happened' and the color drained straight out of his face. Didn't say a word to me for like 3 days. Dude turned out to be a pathological liar on many levels, very strange to think how I spent 4 years of high school with someone lying straight to my face constantly and didn't realize it until that moment."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kwga4b/what_is_the_most_obvious_lie_you_have_ever_been/gj6dejt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Modusobit</a><br></p>
Je Ne Comprends Pas Français<p>"I speak French, though I'm losing it from lack of use. But one of my college guy friends started dating a girl 'from France.' He was all excited because she could talk to me in her native language and I could help translate. So he brought her to a party at my sorority house and introduced us."</p><p>"I greeted her in French with a very simple, 'bonjour, bienvenue, comment ça va' which is just hi, welcome, how are you."</p><p>"Blank stare and red face in response. She then said, in what I thought was a kind of strange accent, that she's sorry, she didn't understand me. I looked at the guy and said 'I thought you told me she was French?' Because maybe she was a different nationality and he was confused."</p>
Solo Artist<p>"When I was a kid, the internet wasn't a thing so, my friends were whoever happened to live in the neighborhood. One kid was a well-known liar and exaggerator. We were maybe 14 years old at this time."</p><p>"This kid could play guitar and was always talking himself up about it and talking about 'his band.' He actually could play, but 'his band' did not exist."</p>
Going Nowhere Fast<p>"My friend told me that getting a Peloton changed her life. I looked up her workout stats & she had used it 4 times in 5 months of owning it. Her husband fared a little better with using it 9 times."</p><p>"Don't know why this annoyed me so much."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kwga4b/what_is_the_most_obvious_lie_you_have_ever_been/gj4lf71?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">natasha_c</a><br></p>
Shopping For Sympathy<p>"My little girl told everyone in the supermarket that our cat died and she was sad. We don't own a cat."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kwga4b/what_is_the_most_obvious_lie_you_have_ever_been/gj4ib29?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">VixenRoss</a><br></p>
Please Don't Quit<p>"We cannot give you a raise right now, but we will compensate you as soon as the budget allows".</p><p>"Turns out 'when the budget allows' is 'when you already have another job offer and put in your two weeks notice.'"</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kwga4b/what_is_the_most_obvious_lie_you_have_ever_been/gj4hm8s?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Daikataro</a><br></p>
Does Not Compute<p>"As a tax accountant, I'm told lies about how much money people actually made all the time during tax season."</p><p>"My favorite was a guy telling me he's broke because he only makes $35,000/year in NYC so my (very reasonable) fee is too much for him. He says this after he asks me if he can deduct the new BMW 5 series he just bought his son all cash."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kwga4b/what_is_the_most_obvious_lie_you_have_ever_been/gj49zvc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reusethisname</a><br></p>
You've probably heard that we live in the golden age of television. That's awesome.
Well You Knew This One Was Coming<p>"Throughout Season 8 of [Game of Thrones] I was preaching patience. Let's see how it plays out. I didn't mind the white walkers <em>not</em> being the ultimate bad guy. I thought Dany's turn was odd but could potentially pay off. I was holding on to a thread of hope that there was a vision."</p><p>"So you can imagine my frustration with the finale. Lifeless. Soulless. An utter disdain for the show and its fanbase."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi658pw?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">doubledYou</a></p>
Suddenly, a Psychopath<p>"I stopped watching Bones after one of the sweet side characters was revealed to be the apprentice of a serial killer. Completely out of left field and totally stupid." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6qctu?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">glory87</a></p><p>"Bones. It's been so long that I don't even remember the details, but one of the main cast suddenly murdered people and went to jail for some bizarre reason. I stopped watching after that, so it did ruin the series for me." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6ry2n?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">tjeepdrv2</a></p>
High Standards for Continuity<p>"The King of the Hill episode where Hank doesn't realize what sticker price is when buying a new truck, and then attempts to vandalize the dealership."</p><p>"It was super out of character for Hank to not know how to purchase a vehicle and retaliate so childishly. It's a later season episode that I simply skip now."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6xkek?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">lod001</a></p>
A Few Gripes<p>"Two last episodes of How I Met Your Mother."</p><p>"Deleted tons of character development and made the entire last seasons story obsolete." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi7fxsv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Magnus-Krogsoe</a></p><p>"How i met your mother. She died the way she lived. Off screen." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi790u4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">CambaceresDM</a></p>
Always Eric and Donna<p>"That 70's Show had two."</p><p>"The first is when Eric and Donna broke up. I knew the entire next season was going to suck and focus on them both dating around before they got back together."</p><p>"The second was when Eric decides to propose to Donna. I knew that meant they weren't going to college and the were just going to be bums and I was right."</p><p>"The last 3 seasons of that show were unwatchable."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6s499?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Nightshade_Salad</a></p>
Cool Hair, Though<p>"Stanger Things when Eleven runs away and chills with some street rats for some reason in an episode - hated it" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi72kj4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">DeschainesBrain</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Hahaha i totally forgot about that. What a weird waste of an episode" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi7apx1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">MrProfessorPhD</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"I heard somewhere that was a test for a new direction for the show. But test audiences hated it so that idea was scrapped but the episodes and tie in were kept. Dunno if its true or not but seems plausible given how unrelated that is to everything else." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi7cdua?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Chriogenosis</a></p>
Budgetary Concerns?<p>"Murder She Wrote; They had an episode set in 'Australia' with American actors dong Australian Accents even though there were Australian Actors living in LA at the time."</p><p>"The accents were that bad that I was too embarrassed to tell anyone that I ever watched the show. Drive time comedy on the radio had an absolute field day with it."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6ar0y?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Captain_Coco_Koala</a></p>
Cash Grab<p>"The entirety of <em>The Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life</em> put me off the original series, which used to be my favourite comfort watch."</p><p>"I really wish Amy Sherman-Palladino did not mess with something that originally ended on a good, satisfying note."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6biua?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">boop_attack</a></p>
4th Time's the Nosedive<p>"So no one is going to say 'Sherlock season 4'? Do I have to be the one to bring that monstrosity up?" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi75nif?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">More-Consequences</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Sherlock seasons 1-3 I had seen multiple times. I would just put it on in the background when I was doing other stuff because it was nice to follow along."</p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"When season 4 came out I was excited and watched it all in one day. I have not watched the show at all since then. Totally ruined it for me." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi7jzs3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">MazerRakam</a></p>
Sounds Riveting<p>"That once episode in Voyager where that one guy and the captain become giant lizard things after a failed tinkering with warp 10. Like what" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kqwirr/what_episode_of_a_television_show_was_so_bad_that/gi6lgpg?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Labrat_The_Man</a></p>
As a child, I saw Sleeping Beauty and could not get over how messed up Maleficent was. She cursed a child because she wasn't invited to the birthday party?! Who does that?! Has she never heard of therapy?
She later turns into a dragon to try and kill a prince before he can reach the film's titular character and save the day. It's a downright creepy scene, actually. Short but thrilling.
And what about Cinderella? Who knew Disney movies could introduce us to the horrors of child abuse? The Evil Stepmother needs a therapist, too. (Did you know that both Maleficent and the Evil Stepmother were voiced by the same actress? It probably explains a lot.)
After Redditor shoopdahoop22 asked the online community, "What's the darkest Disney movie?" people shared their suggestions.
"I'm not even talking..."<p><em>Dumbo</em>.</p><p>I'm not even talking about the crows. The amount of abuse that elephant goes through is heartbreaking for a kids movie. Plus the pink elephant scene was pure nightmare fuel.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kss7oa/what_is_in_your_opinion_the_most_fcked_up_movie/gihym32?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">nowhereman136</a></p>
"He was ruthless..."<p>The villain of <em>Oliver and Company</em> was so dark. He was ruthless and realistic. He was on the phone telling his men to drown people. He also sicced his dogs on the main character with killing intent and only stopped when he offered a scheme to kidnap a little girl that seemed viable. Plus he straight-up died at the end.</p><p>Otherwise a great movie though.</p>
"Aoart from the old lady..."<p><em>Fox and the Hound</em>. Apart from the old lady abandoning a hand-reared fox in the woods and just expecting it to know how to survive, the end message of the movie is, Stick With Your Own Kind.</p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kss7oa/what_is_in_your_opinion_the_most_fcked_up_movie/gii80zm?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">purplhouse</a></p>
"I kind of wish..."<p><em>The Black Cauldron.</em></p><p> A ragtag group of two children, an old man, and some weird childish talking animal are trapped in a torture-maze-castle by a satanic demon king who plans to sacrifice them by throwing them into a possessed cauldron to summon the souls of the dead who will melt the flesh off of his living soldiers and then inhabit their skeletal remains and serve as his undead army.</p><p><em></em>I kind of wish that they had decided to go full speed ahead with this and really owned the twisted horror of the movie. As it is, they cut out a lot of the graphic scenes and the result is a poorly edited mess of a movie that hardly makes any sense whatsoever.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kss7oa/what_is_in_your_opinion_the_most_fcked_up_movie/gii8w2m?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">-M-E-O-W-</a></p>
"It was about a boy..."<p>Good answers here. I'll add <em>Child of Glass</em>. It was a made-for-TV movie for Wonderful World of Disney in the late 70s. It was about a boy who moves with his family to a (Louisiana?) plantation and is visited by the ghost of a little girl whose soul can't rest until he solves the mystery of her murder. Which also puts his own life in danger. Pretty heavy stuff, but also kind of sweet.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kss7oa/what_is_in_your_opinion_the_most_fcked_up_movie/giic3kj?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">misterdandy</a></p>
"They've been trying..."<p>Song of the South</p><p>They've been trying to sweep their grossly altered historical depiction of benefactor slave owners and their happy slaves story under the rug for years.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kss7oa/what_is_in_your_opinion_the_most_fcked_up_movie/giig099?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">SightrHose</a></p>
"And that's..."<p><em>Beauty and the Beast</em>. Kidnapping. Attempted murder. False imprisonment. Coercion. And that's the "good" guy.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kss7oa/what_is_in_your_opinion_the_most_fcked_up_movie/giilhs2?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">BurgundyFord</a></p>
"It's tough to pick..."<p>Disney went through a weird period in the early 80s and tried some darker fare, resulting in releases like <em>The Watcher in the Woods</em>, <em>Dragonslayer</em>, <em>The Black Hole</em>, <em>The Black Cauldron</em>, <em>Something Wicked This Way Comes</em>, and <em>Return to Oz</em>. It's tough to pick the darkest of that weird (but lovable) bunch.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4nnad4/what_is_the_darkest_disney_movie/d45cgvt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">VistaVizion</a></p>
"Thousands of people die..."<p>How is <em>Atlantis</em> not on this list? Thousands of people die, each character on the expedition is the literal example of a stereotype about a culture, and not a single person feels sad about the hundreds of crew members lost trying to find the city.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4nnad4/what_is_the_darkest_disney_movie/d45lef5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Dovahkin42</a></p>
"Judge Frollo..."<p><em>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</em>. Judge Frollo kills a mother and tries to murder her child. He also decides that he will burn down the entire city of Paris if he doesn't get the girl <em>and</em> that the girl should burn in hell for tempting him.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4nnad4/what_is_the_darkest_disney_movie/d45b66e?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Fredfredbug4</a></p>
Time flies... before you know it, it's gone. Suppose there are things you really want to do: Getting into certain habits is a lot easier to do when you're younger. It's a lot easier to go to the gym and exercise on a regular basis, for example, when you're in 20s than when you're in your 30s, 40s, or 50s.
But there's nothing wrong with starting now––you'll notice the benefits eventually.
After Redditor Tr0az asked the online community, "What do you wish you started doing from a young age?" people shared their stories.