what do you want to be when you grow up?
March 10, 2012
We were all asked the same question when we were kids, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” And, I think we were all asked the wrong question. It was obviously a false question, because even when we’re old we can’t answer it.
The question shouldn’t have been what do you want to BE, it should have been what do you want to CREATE? The truth is we are who we are and there is no other person or thing we can go “be.”
But, since we’re asked the same false question over and over through the years by our parents, our teachers and our employers, we continue to ask ourselves the same false question, even if it’s only in our minds.
No more. Now that we’re grown up we can answer the original question truthfully; I want to be ME when I’m grown up and guess what? I am! Now, what do I want to create?
And, the answer to that question is as boundless as the world around us and as easy to answer as planting a flower or helping a friend.
~ Scott Kinnaird