Essay on “What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?”

1128 Words Apr 2nd, 2011 5 Pages
Jennifer Smith
English 111
February 16, 2011
Essay One - Revised

“What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?”

We are usually asked this question very early in life: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s one of the biggest questions asked of children, from toddlers to teenagers. It’s always asked to help encourage kids to think of their future. After all, how many children really know what they want to do with the rest of their lives? Oh yeah, there are those lucky few who have a special calling. Many kids will say they want to be a police officer, firefighter, nurse, teacher, and many other professions. Some know exactly what they want to be from the start and go for it. But how many of us as adults, when faced with the
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