What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

A couple of years back when one of my younger brother’s and I used to go out hitting on chicks at the bars/clubs we came up with conversation starters so we could get to know the girls a little better for the short period of time. I never used this question, but heard my brother use it a couple of times. The girls would laugh and they would talk about their problems at work and what their real dreams were. My brother had his already memorized, so he had no problem trying to impress the girl and also letting the woman know that he was doing something with his life. I still think of that very question now. I know what I want to do and am taking steps to make it a full time reality, but now I think about it for other people.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When we were kids we were asked this question multiple times. From our parents, relatives, teachers, and whoever else who was atleast 15 years older than us. As I sit in my cube I see and hear people who are not doing what they want to do. People complaining about the best time of the work day is lunch and when they go home, when it is monday wanting it to already be friday, thinking of ideas so they can do those full-time, and simply not wanting to be there in the office because it is the ‘same ol’ same ol’‘. So now it is the beginning of another not-much-different-work-week; a week that starts off shitty (monday), gets better through ‘hump day’ (wednesday), and the best day of the week (friday). But during the week is what drains the life out of our souls and all we want to do is get home to sleep, drink some beer, watch some crappy tv, and think about what we really want to do.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I must be a lazy mofo with not much ideas by using the title of this blog post as the subtitles. Well I think I am doing this because I want yall to think of what yall are doing and if it is indeed what you want to do now (lol, we are already grown up or are we?). This has also got to be the worst time to want to do something you really want to do. With the economy and all how can someone want to venture out doing something that doesn’t bring in income to pay rent, mortage, or bills. I don’t have the answer to the now, but know something has to be done if we ever want to do what we want. Many times as we sit in our cubicles or get lucky and work our asses off to get an office we are not thinking of the job at hand. We already got our task and routines down, so we can do most of what we are doing in our sleep, that my friend is what I call Mindless Monkey Shit. As the term sounds funny, it is very real. Mindless Monkey Shit is when we are going through the motions (most of the time), when we don’t think about what our real passions are (most of the time), and when we effortlessly continue to repeat the same shit over and over again.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

So take a couple of minutes out of your ‘busy’ day and ask yourself this question. Maybe you have been asking yourself this question already, who knows, only you should care. I’m pretty sure we think of what we want to do often, but now is the time to take steps to making that ‘what do you want to do’ a ‘I’m doing what I want to do’ even with the present and near future of the economy.

One response to “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?”

  1. Ekill this should have been three seperate articles. Probably not a bunch of articles in one post. They were all interesting mostly because I know you. They seemed more like unfocused musings which is cool but to people who don’t know you might be confused by where you’re going with the post. The one that really caught my eye was the last one which you should have titled “Mindless Monkey shit” that’s how you draw the reader in right there. That was the gold one that should’ve been soley posted as it was focused and the other one’s needed a little work. Also calling females “chicks” by the moderator of the website is not pc at all, but funny as hell, you don’t wanna scare away the potential females readers or piss off the feminist women. Just my advice.

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