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Discussion Thread: Dream Job vs Reality

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What did you want to be when you grew up, and how close did you get to becoming it? Maybe you’re one of those lucky (or unlucky) few who actually got what you wanted, or perhaps you ended up in a completely different field, and for good reason. I went through a distinct phase where I wanted to raise dinosaurs for a living. Somebody should make a movie about why that’s a bad idea. I ran into a truly weird job this weekend that got me thinking about this topic. Hear about that encounter in the audio file above or read about it in the transcript below. See you in the comments.

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I recently went to a reenactment festival with my oldest daughter, Betsy. It was her idea. She has an insatiable desire to learn because the nerd gene runs strong with her. It is an unfortunate gift from her mother and myself. And while we were there, we received perhaps the most non-traditional career advice ever.

We were talking, as one does, to an 18th century stree…

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