Can We Guess What You Wanted to Be When You Grew Up?

By: Ian Fortey

Can We Guess What You Wanted to Be When You Grew Up?
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About This Quiz

Kids are conditioned to think about tomorrow from a very young age. What do you want to be when you grow up? What classes will you take in high school? What will be your college major? Sure, some people get to age 30 and still have no idea what they want to be when they grow up, but we all spend a lot of time thinking about it and being forced to make decisions that lead us down one path or another. It's a lot of pressure! But before all the stress that comes with it, when we're still young enough, we just have the pure joy of imagination and thinking how much fun it would be to live our lives as whatever our fantasy career might be, no matter how likely the reality of it is.

When you're a kid, having a dream of the future is one of the purest kind of fantasies we can have in life. It's not bogged down by any real concerns or fears or practical necessities. it's just what seems great to your mind as a child, and that's kind of awesome. So do you think we can guess what you wanted to be based on who you are today? Why not take the quiz and we'll find out?

When you were a kid, what was your favorite class in school?
Gym
Science
Lunch
Recess

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What was the best schoolyard game to play when you were a kid?
Basketball
Red Rover
Double Dutch
Tag

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If you could have had anything for lunch when you were a kid, what would you pick?
A burger
Peanut Butter!
Mac and Cheese
Soup

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What's the most important part about any job you end up having?
The money
Making a difference
Creating something
Doing new and exciting things

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What's the worst part about working?
The work part
Long hours
Crabby people
When things go wrong

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Group work isn't for everyone. Do you prefer going it alone or getting a job done with others?
I'm a team player
I'm happy to have back up but I'm probably happier as the boss
I like running the show myself
Sometimes you need other people

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Earth's greatest heroes are the Avengers. But who's the greatest Avenger?
Iron Man
Doctor Strange
Scarlet Witch
Thor

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How long are you willing to spend in school to get the career you want now?
I'd rather skip school
As many years as it takes
A couple of years
I'm not even sure

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Did people encourage you in your dreams when you were a kid?
Sort of, I guess
My parents did
Not really
It seemed a little half-hearted

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Were you involved in any after-school extracurriculars?
I played sports
I was involved in student council
Not really
I was in some clubs

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Quick, what's the best way to cook your eggs?
Scrambled
Eggs Benedict
A nicely poached egg!
An omelet

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Would you ever consider following in your parents' footsteps in terms of careers?
That's not really my thing
Definitely
Probably not
No, I want to forge my own path

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How long do you think you could put up with a job you hate?
Why would I do a job I hate?
Quite a while
As long as it took to get me to what I wanted
Maybe a few years

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Did your guidance counselor at school ever suggest a career path for you?
Yes, and it sucked
No
Yes, but I didn't agree
They did and it was helpful

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How old were you when you changed your idea of what you wanted to be when you grew up to something more realistic?
It took a few years
Changed? I still have the same idea!
I changed in my teens
In high school sometime, I guess

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What did you do with most of your time as a kid?
Sports
Studied
Hung out with my friends a lot
Video games

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Did you ever perform in a school play?
Not willingly
Once or twice
Of course!
I dodged that bullet

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Would you do your dream job even if the pay wasn't good?
Part of the dream is the pay
As long as I was making enough to live comfortably
Sure!
I like to think so

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What would you do if you got your dream job and you turned out to be really bad at it?
I can't see that being an option
I'd keep working until I was great
I'd figure out why I sucked and fix it
I'd have to do something else

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When do you hope to retire?
In my 30s
A long time from now
Retirement age, I guess
When I'm too old to keep working

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What was your favorite movie when you were a kid?
Space Jam
Toy Story
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
E.T.

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If you had to fight an animal what kind of animal do you think you'd want to take on?
Maybe a small bear
I'd fight a cat of some kind
Definitely a wolf
How about a shark?

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Is what you do now better than the dream job you had as a kid?
Not even close
I'm still working towards that job
I'm happy right now
I don't see how it could be

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If there was another job you could do for way more money but it was boring and no one would ever see you at work, would you do it?
How much more money?
Probably not but you never know
What kind of work am I doing?
I don't think so

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What was the coolest job in history that no longer exists?
Knight
Poison Tester
Milk Man
Cowboy

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What's the most common dream you have out of these options?
Flying
Being Chased
Falling
Traveling in Space

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Which of these things causes you the most anxiety?
Being ignored
Failing
Being alone
Being in a crowd

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Which of these celebrities would you most want to have lunch with?
LeBron James
Dr. Phil
Guy Fieri
Bill Nye the Science Guy

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What was the best episode of Hot Ones?
Shaq
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Gordon Ramsay
What's Hot Ones?

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You can work anywhere on Earth. What city would be the dream city for your dream job?
Los Angeles
New York City
Paris
Tokyo

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