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“WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?”

By Jennifer Tellez

Growing up, everyone asks you, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s sort of become a cliche because everyone asks that question. My question is, why don’t they ask, “What do you want to major in when you get to college?”  Teenagers think about this, and some actually have their life figured out, but others are just stuck on which path to take.   Once the end of their senior comes around, they feel pressured to figure life out. These seniors are 17 or 18 years old and haven’t even begun to live life; one simply can’t figure something out like that.

There are so many different opportunities out there for everyone and how they want to live. There’s college, military, factories, fast food places, semi-truck drivers, pizza delivery drivers, etc… Places are always in need of any employee and people shouldn’t think that these jobs are stupid or useless because you’re still making money to provide for yourself. Of course going to college and getting a degree has became kind of a bigger deal throughout the years, but it’s not something people have to do right away.

I think today’s society should give more and support each other rather than making them wonder what they’re “going to be when they grow up”.  An occupation shouldn’t have to define who a person is. As adults, your job will be something that becomes a part of you, but being a teenager is about getting to know what the real world is about. So next time someone asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, think about your own future before putting a name on your life.

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