I wanted to be an NHL hockey player really badly. After school I would be outside the rest of the day in the driveway shooting pucks. I went to skating camps in the summer, attended every practise every year, watched hockey every night and studied what my favourite players were doing. It was a serious obsession. By the time I was 13 it was obvious I was not good enough to play in the OHL which is basically where you have to play as a teenager if you want to make the NHL. So I said it fuck it and I haven't exorcised or played sports of any kind for the last 10 years.
Astronaut. I was Completely serious, up until I was 19 and my eye sight got really shit due to sitting at a computer day after day. I had planned to get a PhD in aerospace engineering (inb4 /sci/ memes) and work in the ESA, it's a shame; considering I got a GPA of about 4.1 (it was ages ago, I can't remember exactly) before I dropped out.
I wanted to be left alone and to play to s of videogames and eat junk food >failed at everything in life >23 and finally living alone and look at that, i am more committed to drawing and modeling that I have ever been at anything in my life >looks like you were the ones holding me down mom and dad
>>25971927 When I was a kiddo, I desperately wanted to become a veterinarian for some reason when I was older. Now I'm a graphic designer instead and I've realised that I'm really not fond of dogs, which is obviously the majority type of pet that I'd be around all day.
When I was a kid I wanted to be a chef at one point. I realized early on that I'm shit at cooking and impatient, plus serving customers who get pissed and yell at the poor waiters when their meal isn't fast enough would suck the joy out of it.
In fifth grade, I wanted to be an actor, but that dream died quickly for some reason, because for all of middle school, I wanted to be a game developer. I heard that some offices are hell, so I thought I'd be an indie developer, then I realized that for every succesful indie game, millions more never even get recognized or even exit developement.
In early high school, I had no idea. Then, near the end of sophmore year, I realized I want to become an actor and voice actor, and this is still my dream despite TONS of competition. I'm looking for work, but so far I'm not having much luck. So far the only people who want amateurs are at castingcall.club. All the jobs on the site are unpaid and they all seem to be autism projects like "MLP fandub" or "generic anime #18402 American fandub".
If I can be in successful movies, TV shows, and cartoons, and get rich doing it, I can die happy.
I wanted to be an animator. Hand drawn. That was my big dream. By the time I grew up the entire industry changed. It's mostly 3D now. Only a few companies in the USA still do hand-drawn animation, and I'm not weeb enough to live in poverty as an animator in japan. I also learned as an adult that the US animation industry is extremely competetive.
I decided to be a computer engineer and programmer instead. I can make good money off of that even if I'm not the best. About the same dosh I'd get by working at pixar. I don't mind it. It feels artistic in its own way.
video game designer. Then, author. Then, political advisor.
Now I'm 24 I'm gonna kill myself at age 25. 11 months to go.
Gonna buy a bunch of psychedelics, dissociatives, maybe some booze to help me sleep. Trip some balls and convince myself to live again. Otherwise find an autistic way to kill myself.
Right now I have a minimum wage job and I can't handle being around people for very long. I've got some kind of burgers, idk, my parents are kicking me out because they think I stopped trying a long time ago.
> Oceanographer > Went out on a boat and realized the ocean isn't all reefs and colorful fish and is actually fucking terrifying > Scientist > Realized science was less about doing cool experiments and more about writing out boring papers and math > Police > Realized it wasn't all running around catching bad guys and most of it was grunt work like giving out traffic tickets and shit > Ambassador/Embassy Worker > Still lukewarm towards the idea just have no idea where to even start > Settle on being an accountant because it's what most of my family does > Take an accounting class, realized that I would rather die than do that Now I don't even know. I have zero idea what I'm gonna do when I get out of college.
Becoming some sheep herding hermit out in the middle of bumfuck Montana where I can enjoy nature has sounded appealing for the past couple years though.
I actually made it into the industry just in time for it to collapse. It's been a fucking nightmare. One day I had a staff job at a magazine, the next I was covering events for free just to get a press pass so I could keep my portfolio current.
I'm in PR now, it's a billion times better. It's exactly the same work, you're just openly biased and make 10 times as much.
I didn't even want to grow up.. Even when I was six, I feared my parents to get old, my brothers to leave the house, my grandparents to die, that comfortable life to end.. I had no dreams, just wanted to stay in the moment as long as possible.
15 years later and I was totally right.. I never changed. I want to be 6 again, on vacation with my parents.. Looking at ancient castles, playing in the grass and in the water. As a child you were happy because living was new, your parents were happy because you were new and you excited them. Excitement is less now because you've seen too much, in every aspect; you've become one of the old guys.
Just some underachieving, bored, white upper-middle class weed addict now
Basketball player Showed up to career day in 1st grade dressed in full basketball uniform, and all my classmates laughed at me telling me it wasn't a real job. Did end up playing basketball for the rest of my life, including Varsity, so not all was lost.
I wanted to be a novel writer and write cool deep books for people to enjoy. Figured out i suck at everything i do. Now im one of those fuckers who call you to remind you you owe cash to the bank or whatever. just fucking kill me already
>>25971927 I always wanted to be a movie director. I was quite famous in the past as an e-celeb but I lost all of my SEO rankings when an ex deleted all of my videos 1 by 1 off my account. So now im a nobody in a sea of other nobodies and people who had lower SEO ranking than I had are now millionaires and their followers make their seo ranking raise exponentially.
I mean they make something and 10,000 people see it or 100k and I make something and like 300 people will see it and the system never thinks im important because my stuff is astronomically less valuable because of how the system only regurgitates and builds its own content.
TLDR wanted to be a director but got fucked over by gf and now cant ever be important again because I lost my position at the top of the pyramid scheme.
>>25971974 I wanted to get a journalist degree and when I went to class all my teacher cared about was some fucking superficial writing style where everything was SUPER RAINMAN AUTIST MODE and you had to check a book to see how to capitalize or word something because THE BOOK SAID SO.
I was like none of this is important and its inefficient and mindless in its process. It doesnt generate revenue or clickbait interest and does nothing but waste time.
I also wanted to write a story about how we discovered the first ever exoplanets in our universe and we had official confirmation of the possiblity of other planets like ours existing.
The first hope of possible life throughout our universe. I thought it was a beautiful romantic and crowning achievement in human history. BUT NAH I NEED TO WRITE A STORY ABOUT LE BASKETBALL TEAM
>>25975958 So fuck the journalist degree and just start doing journalism. Look up Red Pill Philosophy on YouTube. He certainly doesn't have a degree -- he's a dropout! And yet he does journalism including racebAiting, click bait, all the shit.
>>25975785 Holy crap, that fucking sucks. How did you get famous in the first place? Do you have any leftover stuff that she didn't delete or something you're working on now that you can show us? I'm looking to become an actor, but that business is tough as fuck to break into.
>>25975931 We were engaged at the time and she just decided to go into my room and access all my shit FOR NO REASON and deleted all of my shit.
Not much later she got brutally raped at machete point and got stds and I dumped her the same day and Ive been single ever since. I still dont feel like it makes up for what she did but it brings a smile to my face every time I think about it.
>>25976065 yes ive been fucked up ever since i was 4 yrs old. My brother who was 12 at the time thought it was funny to show me porn and I got hooked on it ever since. I started masturbating at 4 years old and would cum pee sometimes
when i was like 6 i wanted to be a racecar driver that evolved into astronaut then i turned 9 and started teaching myself to code, and i've wanted to be a software developer ever since now i'm a junior computer science / software engineering double major and enjoying it thoroughly
>>25975542 I kind of fell into it after journalism. I specialized in automotive stuff, and started hanging around at the tuning shop of a guy I knew and helping out. It eventually turned into a job.
I'm actually back in college now. I've had a lot of better, higher-paying companies express interest in me after my work at the old shop, but I never finished my degree and they can't hire me without one. (I got into journalism on the back of my photography and writing work and dropped out to go full-time, before the industry collapsed.)
>wanted to be a writer in middle school >Okay class time to write an essay about the crusades >HOLY SHIT I FUCKING LOVE CRUSADERS >instead of doing an essay I did a creative writing piece of crusaders telling the story of how they laid siege to some shit I don't remember >get an A for it cause whatever I'm retarded >then highschool started and I just wanted to be dead
>>25972789 >don't know how to travel it's scary at first, but you just have to do it start with mainland greece (or wherever country) for maybe a week it will be shit because you won't know how to plan, but as long as you have a hotel booked, you'll be fine i did that in alberta this summer, and it was fun as fuck (even though my planning fucked me, and i ended up hanging out in my hotel a couple days of the trip)
Worked with family on a few jobs for cash and with a legit guy for 2 seasons. Shit was fun. Boss was a hippie bro. Remembered I had an engineering degree and some knee problems. Work in a mill doing QA on customer's metal.
>>25976390 Not OP, but they're not as bad as you think. A lot of sports journalism is background stuff that's reasonably interesting, and aside from that, he might be a photog and not a writer, in which case sports is the best thing to cover.
>>25971927 I only wanted to be like my dad, have a decent job, a nice wife, a regular house, an average car and children, and now i've realized that i am never going to live like that, i am never going to tell my kid the jokes he used to tell me, i am never going to play with anyone the way he used to play with me, no one kid will look up to me the same way i looked up to him, i'll probably die alone, and it feels bad man
wasn't smart enough, didn't have enough passion, too lazy. i have a comfortable life, and i don't know if working with animals for low pay my whole life would have been worth it, but it's that good old what if.
>>25976035 Mostly stupid gaming stuff. I think I had like 2 million views in 2007 and my stuff got deleted shortly after that. Its taken my like 8 years to get another million views now but that means nothing. I think in 2007 top video in the world was like 120million views. Now its like billions of views and probably hundreds of billions of watchtime minutes.
>Do you have any leftover stuff that she didn't delete nah she deleted everything I had some horrible 240p rips I had gotten for just testing out a macro or something but thats it.
>something you're working on now that you can show us I still do stuff here and there but it takes me forever because I just get depressed that its all for nothing. This is what im currently working on. https://a.uguu.se/iqkdvk.webm https://a.uguu.se/bibbmk.webm
>I'm looking to become an actor, but that business is tough as fuck to break into My friend said its all about who's fucking who which is why movies are all terrible and the actors are all terrible and shoved into the movies. Also he said that most of the time people shove their names onto things or change scripts entirely even sometimes just making them up on set which is how you get shit like Blood Rayne.
>>25976181 shed leave our apt and refused to work a job and just go to random people's house parties drinking until she was so drunk shed just pass out on the ground and shit and call me and be like IM AT A PINK HOUSE. The day she was raped, we had like 5 people over that were her friends and she randomly disappeared without saying anything. Nobody knew where she was and apparently she went barefoot in nov. at night like 9pm to meet a guy who refused to meet her at the apartment. She walked a block down the road to an abandoned construction site with no street lights to meet him. Then once in the car he drove further into the construction stuff and pulled a machete on her and raped her. Took her to the hospital and sat with her for a few hours for rape kit.
>>25972593 >Eyesight bad from staring at a monitor Yeah that's not how things work anon, you can develop cataracts from bluelight though which can easily be operated on and shouldn't be a problem if you actually wanted to be an astronaut.
>Always wanted to be a boxer since I was a kid >Parents use the "You're too smart to waste your brain on that" meme. >grow up and realize I wasn't very book smart at all >too old now to even consider it
I think everyone knew I was destined for complete failure when I told the class I wanted to be a taxi driver, I was 10 then.
We were all sat in a circle going around talking about our futures. The popular kids went the typical route of wanting to be a football player, a nurse, a veterinarian, a doctor, a teacher, the normal things kids think of.
While they were answering I was thinking really hard about myself, I understood to be realistic, that I wasn't going to be a football player because I didn't really like it, was not going to go into medicine because I enjoyed logic problems like the autist I was. In a spark of autismal genius I stumbled upon the notion of taxi driver. What's not to like, right? You sit around all day, okay money, talk to a lot of people, listen to music. with this I could sustain myself, not stress myself and have time to do things. It's like being my own boss.
When I said it to the class everyone just looked, including the teacher. No words, no reactions, I think they expected it. My teacher called in my parents that week.
>>25976814 Can't open webms because I'm at my parents' house and I'm using my iPad, but damn I wish you luck, at least you were able to get back to a million views, and if worse comes to worse you can make a few videos pandering to reddit and post it there.
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