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Are you doing what you wanted to do?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jaymi, May 26, 2021.

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    I think (and I may be wrong too) that most people who use these forums are in some way involved in internet related fields, such as web development, programming, marketing ,etc.

    I wonder, is this what you always wanted to do, is this the dream?

    For me it was a sort of doorway to the dream, it was a step in the right direction, but not the actual dream.
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    jaymi, May 26, 2021 IP
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  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    It wasn't the dream because the internet hadn't been invented and IT was still very misunderstood. I wish I'd known before I started my business degree. I wasted a lot of time working out that being a geek isn't so bad.
     
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    jaymi Member

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    Being a geek isn't bad at all!
     
    jaymi, May 26, 2021 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    DP is more of a hobby/area of interest for me. However, my career did not follow the original plan other than I wanted to make as much money as I could. Multiple paths would open up simultaneously and I would have to choose one. Opportunities arose and some I seized and some I didn't. Did I make the best choices? Will never know, but it generally has been a good ride. Probably could have been better... :)
     
    jrbiz, May 27, 2021 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Acclaimed Member

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    Well in your particular case there are negatives as well as positives. On the positive side you built a tinfoil hat empire that spans the world. On the negative side with all of your wealth, fame, and influence, you can't even get your *Like* button fixed.

    There is a cruel irony to it all. :(
     
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    John Chibvuri Greenhorn

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    Well, I kind of fell into an opportunity..a great strategic tool indeed. I had not planned to do this. But it's exciting..
    Thanks interesting question..
     
    John Chibvuri, May 29, 2021 IP
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    It wasn't a dream definitely, but it becomes a really nice direction for me, so I enjoy it a lot
     
    Leadnetwork, Jun 2, 2021 IP
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    i can say yes , i am doing what i want . coming to make my dreams come true .
     
    Chiara Light, Jun 6, 2021 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    No. I always wanted to be a rock musician. THAT would definitely make me a lot of money. Who is with me?
     
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    Rock musician would be good. Myself, I want to be a professional Lottery winner.
     
    jrbiz, Jun 6, 2021 IP
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    For me, it's more of a hobby. My dream is completely different things. I hope someday I will fulfill them
     
    charlesh96, Sep 2, 2021 IP
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    At least for me, it is a situation that changes according to the events that are happening at that moment.
     
    digital_partners, Sep 12, 2021 IP
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    I went into university thinking Computer Science was something that I was meant to do, as I enjoy working/playing with computers and games.

    But halfway through my degree, I realized that I don't actually enjoy Computer Science.

    In my spare time, I would write story ideas in my notepad, I also used a lot of video editing software for the horror-themed videos that I made, I also did some songwriting. My genres consisted of Rap with the exception of one pop track and one Bollywood track too.
    So I kept using my spare time for my hobbies and finished my degree. Shortly after my ceremony, I found myself in the educational sector.
    Only God knows my destiny and I'll choose to tread gently
     
    Brackwom, Sep 13, 2021 IP
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    in general yes , but it might be something normal , if you will really do what you want with time you will start have problems with health ,low,family and friends , job etc...
     
    Peter Reinhard, Sep 14, 2021 IP
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    I think the OP was meaning are you in the career that you wanted when you are younger.

    Take @Brackwom who thought a computer science career would suit but discovered the reality isn't right and has moved to another career path.
     
    sarahk, Sep 14, 2021 IP
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    when you consider having more than 1 dream to fulfill in your life, than the whole internet thing would be just one of them for me :)
     
    Lorene, Sep 14, 2021 IP
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    Yes. I quit my job because the business it was associated with had an unprofessional infrastructure due to not enough proper communication from workers, barely any employment benefits, and obnoxious stockholders that make employees fend for themselves when problems happen. These obnoxious stockholders are wanting all the money to themselves while making the business I was an employee in a train wreck. Because the roof was leaking, ceilings were damaged, products got ruined from outdated machines, new employees weren't trained properly due to not enough proper communication from trainers, etc. It was so unprofessional, disgusting, and dangerous working there. I didn't want a water pipe falling from the ceiling and sending me into a coma after my head got hit by it. I got tired of my fingernails, hands, and arms getting cut until they started bleeding because my supervisor was telling me to work dehumanizingly fast. It was a sweatshop job that I would not do anymore.
     
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    Wow, can you advise what industry and geography that company is in? Glad you escaped it.
     
    jrbiz, Jan 13, 2022 IP
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    I can. But I will not.
     
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    No, I am not doing what I wanted to do when I was still wet behind the ears. That is a GOOD thing as if I had continued, I would be miserable today. Well off, but utterly miserable.
     
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