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As kids, we all had big dreams and aspirations.

But sometimes as adults, when we start achieving those big dreams, we start to wonder why we dreamed about them in the first place.

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Two people standing on sidewalk with message that reads, "Passion led us here."
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It seems kids are being encouraged and pressured to choose a career at an earlier age every year, and often the information they have to base their decisions off of isn't the most accurate or transparent.

Unfortunately, a lot of people pursue the dreams they had as a child, like to be an artist or astronaut, only to discover all the hard work they'd put in was for a job that fell desperately short of their expectations.

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People Who Gave Up Their Dream For A Stable Job Explain Whether They Regret Their Decision
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When I was little, I dreamt about becoming a famous actress who made lots of money, got interviewed by big names in the entertainment industry, and attended red-carpet events.

While I would never say no if I were ever offered a movie role, I know my shyness coupled with my lack of experience means I'll never make a living as an actress. I have a proper adult job, and I focus on working, taking care of my family, and learning useful skills, such as how to cook. Acting is not a part of my daily life.

Now, I know I was never meant to be an actress. I may be able to act, but I'm way too shy to get up on stage. It's not something I'm truly sad about.

However, there are people who have similar dreams and tried to make it happen. Unfortunately, they had to face the truth that they either couldn't achieve their dreams or took their dream as far as it would go, and had to go down a different path.

Many people on Reddit are sharing how they tried to get their dream job, but were forced to give up on it, and what regrets, if any, they have about that,

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People Who Love Their Jobs Describe What They Do
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It is the dream of everyone. Maybe not the main dream, but one of the big ones.

To have a career or just a day to day survival job you love.

Or at least a temporary thing you don't hate and despise going to.

How can we find them? Where do we look?

There are people out there who love their jobs.

They actually wake up with a smile ready to... "get to work."


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People Explain What Career They'd Choose If A $400k Salary Was Guaranteed

Have you ever wondered what job people would pick if they knew they'd be financially stable?

Not rich; we're not talking "retire-in-luxury to Buenos Aires" level coin; just comfortable and with growth potential if you're smart about things.

If any job in the world put you at the precipice of stability - what would you *choose* to do?

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