As kids, what were your career aspirations and why?
#1: I wanted to be a biologist because I liked science and water and so on. Then I saw a NOVA episode on Nancy Wexler and Huntington’s Chorea and wanted to be a genetic engineer. Then I did an internship in genetics in high school and realized it was insanely boring.
#2: I thought I might like chemistry, and I also thought that I’d like to be an astronaut and a rock star. (I did not become those things.)
What about you, grumpy nation?