The road less traveled?


Haggis McBagpipe
#1
If you hadn't chosen the career path that you chose (or, in the case of you young'uns, will choose), what do you think you might have enjoyed doing instead? Being idly super-rich doesn't count as an option since it is a given.
 
Alberta'sfinest
#2
I'd like to become a spirtual leader, combining science, philosophy, and sprituality into a single concept of interconnectivity. I'm working to become a physicist so that I can learn to put into words and formulas, what I already know. Nothing would make me happier.
 
cortez
#3
A famous virtuoso guitarist----instead of an unknown virtuoso guitarist.........

Oh, and.....Forum Leader.....
 
Sublime
#4
I once took this survey on the internet out of my entire High School, I'm the only one that got

Preofessional Actor.
 
cortez
#5
Well, Sublime, I am not surprised.....
You were so authentic with the spooky serial killer stuff that I sure thought you were the real thing......
 
Sublime
#6
Don't know if I'v already posted this....but a buddy o mine made me take this sociopath quiz to see if you could be an actual killer, ....I passed.
 
Alberta'sfinest
#7
With the right provocation, anyone can kill.
 
Dexter Sinister
#8
Interesting question. Knowing what I now know about myself, I think I'd have been both contented and at least as successful as I've been at my actual career if I'd done a couple of other things.

A master carpenter/cabinet maker would have been a fine choice, especially if I could have parlayed it into a tv show in the style of Norm Abrams or Mike Holmes, but that would have been just icing. I do a fair bit of that kind of work around the house and always enjoy it... hm... I guess it's still not too late for that one, is it.

The other appealing option is an academic. To read and write and think, and instruct others on what I've read and written and thought about, and get paid for it, man, that's the died and gone to heaven job.
 
missile
#9
Believe this or not,but I had planned on being a medical missionary in Africa. Man,did I ever take some wrong turns
 
Dexter Sinister
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Alberta'sfinest

With the right provocation, anyone can kill.

Right you are. And it's not a pleasant moment when you discover that about yourself in an immediate and visceral way. Hope it never happens to any of you.
 
Sassylassie
#11
Interesting question Haggis, I have changed careers three times. I started out as a Hair Dresser. Went to University and Studied Criminology, got degree in that but decided after a short period of time I did't like working with Criminals. Back to school again and I got a degree in Busness. What I have always wanted to be is a Carpenter, I design furniture but I can't constructed it. One cannot be tought Hand-eye cordination and I really-really suck at math.
 
Said1
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Sassylassie

Interesting question Haggis, I have changed careers three times. I started out as a Hair Dresser. Went to University and Studied Criminology, got degree in that but decided after a short period of time I did't like working with Criminals. Back to school again and I got a degree in Busness. What I have always wanted to be is a Carpenter, I design furniture but I can't constructed it. One cannot be tought Hand-eye cordination and I really-really suck at math.

Me too. I struggled through Economics 101, I had trouble showing the "math".

I wouldn't do too many things differently, I might have taken something different in college the first time around. I know I wasn't dedicated enough for university, I barely am now.
 
#juan
#13
I've worked as a mechaical designer for thirty odd years. By and large the field has treated me pretty well. Another time around, I might choose Le Cordon Bleu instead of UBC. It would probably be as rewarding to be a chef at a very exclusive restaurant.
 
Sassylassie
#14
Haggis, sister you didn't tell us what you'd do differently.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#15
I would dearly love to have been a doctor, specifically the sole family physician of a remote small town somewhere, the kind of place where you really get to doctor the people, as well as get to know them (in a way that you never do in the big cities). Alas, I used to think that my fear of needles made such a career choice impossible. I now know better, but such is life.

Instead, I threw it all away to be a Boss Mod.
 

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