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What do you want to be when you grow up?

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What do you want to be when you grow up?  This question is often posed to students during primary school.  With response including a fireman, a camogie star, a farmer etc.  A recent family outing reminded me of this.  The story goes 3 young boys in 6th class were asked by the school principal;

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Dermot answered I want to work in a forest.

Anthony answered I want to be an astronaut.

Matt answered I want to be a professional soccer player.

With the naivety and innocence of the child these young boys dared to dream. I wonder how many people now in their working life can say that they are doing the work that they dreamed of doing when they were asked this question in primary school. The intervening years bring many changes.

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