Adapting future ambitions to changing circumstances

What do you want to be when you grow up? In primary school, i said i wanted to be a doctor, because i thought teaching was not so cool, and i had also {correctly} suspected that a doctor was paid more than a policeman. These three jobs, were the only ones known to me, to require formal education.

Fast-forward to junior high school. As my world grew a little wider, and my knowledge expanded with it. I said i wanted to be a president. Thinking that’s something one can study for. Plus, my political instinct and arrogance were beginning to kick in. And i wanted to answer to no one but myself. Obviously democracy and money were the last things in my mind. Where as power and dominance topped the list…

Fast-forward to senior high school. After i had been introduced to computers, and subsequently fascinated by their operation… I found them interesting and was interested. I now wanted everything to do with them because i instinctly predicted that they were devices of the future to be applied by every profession. With a little background, this time, i wanted to be a computer engineer.

Fast-forward to today. A computer engineer is what i became…and now the question that i prompt myself is… What do i want in 10, 20, 30 years time…and looking back at how much the goalpost {regarding career} has shifted. I realize that what i say i want now …is most likely not what i will have in 10, 20, 30 years time…because my destination is not stationery. It is not fixed… I have a destination in motion.

Welliam Shezispeare

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