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What career(s) have you wanted to pursue but were too chicken?

  1. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    when I was young I enjoyed watching NASCAR
    I wanted to be a Racecar Driver

  2. figment profile image73
    figmentposted 6 years ago

    I want to be a psychiatrist but to afraid of med school

  3. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I've done most things I've wanted to do, and will soon be embarking on some more new things. Although it scares me, I'll do it anyway.
    But there is just one thing ... I've always wanted to be a Rock Star. Auditions and such things scare the hell out of me, although I've no fear of standing on a stage for karaoke or whatever.

    1. Rafini profile image82
      Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hhhhmmm, me too.  I never woulda made it though,  all that attention and I woulda run away for good!!

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image81
    Maddie Ruudposted 6 years ago

    A boxer.  I wasn't too chicken; my mother was.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I was accepted to Duke University to major in ParaPsychology with a specialty in Telepathy and Precognition. (It actually required a lot of math and engineering so you could find the fraudsters.)

    But when I went to orientation they told me that I would have to study ghosts and go into haunted houses. I was too scared for that - and that is how I ended up with a degree in Marketing - no ghosts.

    1. wyanjen profile image85
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Word of the Day. smile

      I was scared of studying graphic arts, but I was even more afraid of not having a job skill above the rank of Grocery Clerk. (Read that in Brando's voice, Apocalypse Now style)

      I was so nervous my first day that I had a kind of fainting, light headed episode. Class was briefly disrupted while my new fellow students helped me outside for some fresh air. lol It was humiliating.
      I didn't drop out because I believe that when something scares you, you are supposed to do it. You don't get nervous butterflies about something that you don't actually care about. smile
      Plus, what the hell could happen worse than having an anxiety black-out on the first day of class?

      So, I've been at it for 20 years now, and I'm still loving my work.

      1. Rafini profile image82
        Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        good advice, I'll hafta remember that!

        "when something scares you, you are supposed to do it"

        1. camlo profile image83
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Then maybe I should become a Rock Star after all ...

          1. Rafini profile image82
            Rafiniposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            sounds like a plan

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    LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago

    I've always wanted to be a a lawyer and then go on to become a major libertarian politician, but there's no way that I'm going to go through the engineering just to go off to law school and then spend the rest of my life campaigning for funds.

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    StormRyderposted 6 years ago

    Porn Star tongue

  8. pooja0908 profile image64
    pooja0908posted 6 years ago


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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    Gigilo, but was afraid I'd end up owing money! smile

  10. Journey2244 profile image60
    Journey2244posted 6 years ago

    Law enforcement. But it does not pay well, so I ended up doing real estate.  Go figure, especially with today's situation.

  11. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    At one time, I had a desire to be an archaeologist. Then I thought I may become a jockey.  Finally fulfilled my real purpose by becoming a mental health professional.

  12. TheGlassSpider profile image81
    TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago

    My parents sort of taught me to be afraid of being a writer (or, more precisely, to be afraid of not being able to pay the bills, because everyone knows writing is just a hobby...they said).

    But I've been at it for 2 years now and have yet to miss a bill payment.

    I love my Mom and Dad, but...IN YOUR FACE PARENTS! tongue

  13. lilly_dens profile image59
    lilly_densposted 6 years ago

    to be an interior designer, but i'm not really that good with design, but that's the reason why we go to college right?to study and learn hehe...anyway, i also like to be an archeologist, it'll be great to discover artifacts from long,long time ago.. smile

  14. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
    ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago

    I was very lucky to have parents that supported my cock-eyed ambitions, so I had a chance to figure it all out on my own.  I graduated top of my class from HS, and could have "done anything" as a lot of people were fond of telling me.  I decided to pursue a performance degree and was accepted into an acting program.  That subjected me to a lot of head shaking and "naive girl" type reactions.

    I ultimately made some tough choices so that I could have a more stable career, start a family, have a home, etc.  But, I consider myself extremely blessed that I was able to give my original dream a go... otherwise I would have always been wondering.  And, I am very proud that I got to a point where I realized I had the talent, but that the lifestyle was not for me and I was able to walk away (mostly) without regrets... I still miss it, but its different when you make a choice based on reason rather than fear.

    Its not worth second guessing yourself your whole life... Weigh your decisions, look at the ups and downs, and if you can see all the negatives of the situation, accept them and you STILL want to do the scary thing, then its meant to be.

  15. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Oceanologist/Anime artist/Musician and list goes on...I had too many options finally ended up becoming electronics engineer.

  16. Falsor Wing profile image85
    Falsor Wingposted 6 years ago

    It wasn't really that I chickened out but I think it kind of fits. I always wanted to be a fighter pilot, but you need natural 20/20 vision or at least you did, back in the day. In junior high my light sensitive eyes started to go to shit so no F-14 for Pat.

    On the upside I have freakishly good darkvision.

  17. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    When I was little I wanted to be a great pianist - but we didn't have a piano & I didn't get lessons.  My biggest dream was Broadway....happy daydreams now.

  18. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    Wow, lots of interesting replies - keep 'em coming!

  19. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    doctor, am scared of blood

    plus  stripper, am too skinny, dont have the wares and I can dance but not erotically, hehe

    1. ThoughtfulSpot profile image82
      ThoughtfulSpotposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maita - You're too funny girl.

      You know, dancing is at least 80% attitude (from what I hear lol ) And, with a positive attitude like yours, I'm sure you could pull it off, skinny or not!

      (Funny... its not often you hear someone say that being too skinny took them off their career path! lol )