What did you want to be when you grew up?
I was just listening to a radio pundit act disappointed because kids in the US want to become social media influencers rather than astronauts.
That made me think, though. Little kids usually follow the rule of cool when it comes to answering the question "what do you want to be when you grow up". Being an astronaut has probably fallen out of favor because that job isn't really there. We're not still doing manned space exploration, are we? We just send scientists up there to float around.
When I was little, I wanted to be an architect. Never got close to attaining that career, I mainly chose it because I liked the sound of the word, but at least it wasn't Tiktok.
What did you want to be? And if you read down this far, how many "cool" careers do you think are left that aren't entertainment (movie star, social media star, music star, racing star, etc)?