Micro Life Zone
Asked by zoeisababe to Brad, Chris, Goli, Herbert, Kate on 22 May 2012.
Keywords: career, other, wish
In an ideal world, I’d be a singer. I would love to be on stage and travel the world. More realistically, I’d be a teacher. I really enjoy science and teaching and was inspired by my high school teachers so I’d like to do something similar.
I would probably be on the management end and still involved in the sciences – just not physically doing any work but giving the scientists support and the work environment to do their work.
If it has to be totally out of doing science, I wouldn’t mind trying my hand at being a writer – there have been a few chemists who ended up writing fiction for a living (e.g. Isac Asimov).
Not sure. When I was very little, I wanted to be a garbage truck (the actual truck, not driver). It was awesome and only worked one day a week. As I grew up, I thought I’d go on to play soccer and/or join the military.
Now, I love science. If I was doing it, I’d be a full time farmer. I grow chili’s in my spare time now, and am trying to do some cross-breeding of chili species.
Like most kids who never grew up, part of me still wants to be a professional athlete. I think I’d like to be a shortstop for a Major League baseball team, and then go on to a career in managing the team.
A more realistic answer is, like Herbert, I think I would quite enjoy being a fiction writer. Quite a lot of successful science-fiction authors are former scientists, so why not?
Oddly enough, when I was little I wanted to be a garbage collector. Not the truck, like Brad, but one of the guys who hangs off the back of the truck and picks up bins.
Did you know Colleen McCullough was a neuroscientist before she became a novelist?
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