When I was a child, my dream was to be an actor. Years later, I went to college for theatre, and discovered that I lowkey hated everything about it. Maybe I just became jaded after a while, but it goes to show that our passions when we're little don't always line up with who we are as adults. I'm not alone in this- here are stories from others who experienced something similar.
u/saladforksaredumb asked: What was your dream job when you were five?
Garbage men are the true heroes.
I wanted to become a garbage man since they only picked up our trash once a week and I thought they had the rest of the week off.
I also wanted to be a garbage man, but only because I wanted to ride on the back of the truck.
I wanted to be a firetruck.
I'm confused by the number of people who are answering with inanimate objects.
I wanted to be a veterinarian but I didn't understand the sad parts of that job yet.
Veterinarian suicide rate is pretty high...
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Architect. I thought I'd be allowed to both design the buildings and drive the bulldozer.
When I was 5 some entertainer tried to drag me on stage to dance at some show at a theme park. But I had the perfect out. I wanted to be an architect and told the entertainer quite confidently that "architects don't dance".
Apparently when I was about five I told my Mum I wanted to be a Doctor so I could "do her hip replacement when she got older".
I wanted to be a doctor as well, but it was because I thought it was the only way I'd get to see some boobies. I was mischievous 5 year old.
I wanted to be a food critic. Funny because I was a picky eater, but I loved food.
"Where's the god. damn. APPLESAUCE, Mom?"
I wanted to be a stand up comedian, it never happened but sometimes people on Reddit upvote my jokes.
When I told my parents I wanted to be a comedian they laughed at me, but nobody is laughing now.
Why not both?
I'm pretty sure I wanted to be a truck driver or a horse. Both options were very disappointing to my parents. Inadvertently I had subsequently set a solid standard and have continued to be very disappointing for the rest of my life.
The horse industry is very competitive. But if you go to college and work hard, the skies the limit. I suggest some extracurricular activities such as racing and rodeos. Keep your head on straight and you'll be a horse in no time
Source: I am a horse. Neigh.
I'm sure a lot of people want the same.
I wanted to become a Jedi and learn to use the force.
The two toy ones I got were pretty neat though.