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face_master
11-16-2002, 08:16 PM
When you were 15 (like me) what did you want to become when you grew up and what are you now?

ygfperson
11-16-2002, 09:05 PM
two years ago i wanted to be a successful person... and i'm still waiting :D

XSquared
11-16-2002, 09:16 PM
I'm 15 right now, and I want to either become one of the few competent computer teachers :P or an actual programmer.

MethodMan
11-16-2002, 09:33 PM
Ever since I was a child I wanted to be an architect. It came around to apply for university, I still had it in mind. I then thought something in the computer industry would be better, so with very little knowledge in programming, I applied for Computer Science.

Eibro
11-16-2002, 09:37 PM
Last year; a professional hockey player :D

Commander
11-16-2002, 09:57 PM
a year ago, i wanted to be a hobo....

jawwadalam
11-16-2002, 10:10 PM
At 15 I hoped to be a doc... but thanx God.. I Did not work hard.. for that...... :) and Now I am learning Programming... I love it.

BMJ
11-16-2002, 10:29 PM
when I was 15, I wanted to be a professional webdesigner... now I want to be some sort of programmer

Sebastiani
11-16-2002, 11:45 PM
When I was 15, I wanted to be a rock'n'roll guitarist and to marry my first love, Alma. Never did either. :( Back then, I had never used a computer, didn't know what a programmer did, and the internet didn't even exist! (well, not this kind of internet at least)
Pretty sad huh?

ammar
11-17-2002, 03:52 AM
I've always wanted to become a programmer, and now I'm studying computer sciences.

Fordy
11-17-2002, 03:54 AM
When I was 15 I wanted cash

face_master
11-17-2002, 03:54 AM
>> When I was 15 I wanted cash

Booya!

nvoigt
11-17-2002, 03:55 AM
When I was 15... hm... I was still in school, not even able to get the classes I wanted. We could chose classes for the final exams by year 11 of 13. When I was 15, I must have been year 9 or 10. I knew I wanted to do something logical. Something involving math. I'm not sure I was fully aware there was a life outside school *g*

Sebastiani
11-17-2002, 08:07 AM
When I was 15 I wanted cash

You hit the nail right on the head. :D

kermi3
11-17-2002, 08:51 AM
I was lost, had no clue where I was. I was unsure of my friends even though they werer there, and I was unsure of myself. I was also quickly becoming set on going to the Air Force Acadamy. Now I am sure of my friends and myself, and well, I'm not @ Air Force (or any other military school) But if i said much else I'd lose some of my mystery wouldn't I?

correlcj
11-17-2002, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by face_master
When you were 15 (like me) what did you want to become when you grew up and what are you now?
a Tv repair man but ended up in the military(retired) and law(retiring soon).
Thnx to god!
maybe i can be an angel next??

adrianxw
11-17-2002, 01:42 PM
At 15, I was totally undecided. I had assumed, after the rapid advances in space in the late 60's that by the time I was ready to be welcomed by the work market, that the jobs available would be exciting off-world adventures in space. Humph!

I got nagged by my mother into following my glowing chemistry results into a career of mixing smelly things together to produce even smellier ones. Somehow I discovered geochemistry was much less smelly, and Earth Sciences beckoned.

After two years of geology, with the help of a pale°ntology lecturer named Pip Gurr, I discovered computers, (or at least the late '70's ICL mainframe the uni had), and did not look back until many years later.

Now I am a professional software engineer, and grind out a living doing something I no longer love, but am relatively good at.

...

So, at 15, go for a broad, general education and pick a course with knowledge when you are ready to.

You don't need advice from me Chris.

Waldo2k2
11-17-2002, 01:49 PM
I wanted to be part of a band, still do, and it's starting to come around. So all in all shoot for your dreams man, they come true more often than you think.

Prelude
11-17-2002, 04:00 PM
When I was 15 I wanted to be a news anchor. I think that was my focus at the time, I was a part of the daily newscast at my school and was particularly fond of the limelight. :D Then about a year later I was introduced to programming and my focus shifted slightly. ;)

-Prelude

maes
11-17-2002, 04:18 PM
I allways wanted to play in the NBA. Unfortuantly I was never drafted (I'm waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to bad for that ;) ). then I wanted to be a fighter pilot. Mom wasn't to happy about it plus I was to tall. So I took the next best thing, become an engeneer. now that I am almost one, I found a new goal, air traffic control. What will it be next year, an astronaut :D

basilisk
11-17-2002, 04:37 PM
when i was 15 i wanted to be a palaeontologist or a photographer - studied biology and palaeontology at university and got into computers once i graduated ... i still take pictures though and dinosaur bones can send me into paroxysms of delight

Sentaku senshi
11-17-2002, 04:47 PM
When I was 15 I wanted to be 16, and now that I am, nothign went right for the most part.

Cgawd
11-17-2002, 06:47 PM
When I was 15 I wanted to be 16, and now that I am, nothign went right for the most part.
lol thats funny. Ever since i was 11 i wanted to be a programmer, and now i am(yes at 17)

icarus
11-17-2002, 07:57 PM
When i was 15 I wanted a career where i could get rich and be happy and give money to the poor and have a wonderful family...but mostly I wanted to get laid. Oh wait, I still do.

CumQuaT
11-17-2002, 08:19 PM
I'm still 15 and I want to do something in 3D modelling or programming. Not sure which yet. Doesn't stop me from doing both in my spare time though...

Captain Penguin
11-17-2002, 08:37 PM
Uhh I wanted to be a computer engineer (hardware) and get my degree at MIT.

Now (a year later) I'm shifting away from that towards Computer Science (programming), but I still would like to go to MIT.

But then again, I've become very laid back in the last 6 months and I will probably be happy in my life even if I don't make a lot of money.

biosninja
11-17-2002, 10:57 PM
I wanted to be rich and successful....well....still waiting

TechWins
11-18-2002, 12:47 AM
at 15 I wanted the samething I want right now (at 16) and will always want...warm apple pie and I ain't talking about the kind your grandma makes either...



I started programming a few months before I turned 16 and now a few months after I turned 16 I still like programming and will probably persue programmnig to be my career.

face_master
11-18-2002, 12:54 AM
>> at 15 I wanted the samething I want right now (at 16) and will always want...warm apple pie <<

(i'll say it again) Booya!!!!! (deserves more exclamation marks)

>> I ain't talking about the kind your grandma makes either...

In your case, we are, if you catch my drift...Ewwww nasty!

dP munky
11-18-2002, 03:19 PM
when i was 15 i wanted to be a game tester....now im programming :D I LOVE IT

FillYourBrain
11-18-2002, 03:34 PM
All you kids talking makes me feel old (28)

at 15 I was sure I'd be a major league baseball player. As much as I love programming I would give it up in a second for that chance.


.... Too bad I sucked at baseball.

damonbrinkley
11-18-2002, 04:02 PM
At 15 I didn't give one thought of what I wanted to do when I was older. All I was worried about was chasing girls and playing sports.

I took some computer application courses in high school but didn't get into computers really until having to decide a major in college.