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What Would You Do If You Could?

If you could have a career choice in life what would it be? I mean anything, whether or not your gifted enough for it…what would you do?

Me?

Fictional) A Superhero, Batman actually. Well maybe Nightwing, but you know the Dark/Anti-hero type.

  1. Football- I’d love to be a pro football player.

  2. Super Top Secret Spy/Assassin type- the kinda guy that wears all black ninja style sneaks up on you and snaps your neck and makes it look like an accident… I get off on the thought of that. (i’m normal i swear)

  3. Involved in the Sport of MMA- I’m going to make this one happen, I’d like to be a pro fighter, be able to make a living off of it (when it gets bigger) but certainly if i do not make it as a pro fighter, I’m going to open a gym of my own and train people there.

  4. Professional Wrestler- That would just be cool as hell, perform physically INTENSE shit in front of thousands of people and millions on TV. Have a storyline, a costume, its as close as you can get to being a superhero.


Well I’m still young so I plan on making at LEAST one of those happen.

1- Its too late, and I’m not genetically gifted for that boo hoo, next challenge. Well hmm, maybe Arena football…

2- Plan on getting my Private Investigator and Bail Enforcement Permit so I can play superhero basically. I mean that in a funny way I’m not just a thrill seeker. But that’s about as close as I’ll get unless I just say fuck college and go become a Navy SEAL. (Has been crossing my mind SO much!!!)

3- I’m making this one happen. As we speak.

4- Damn if I had the time I would. I need some more years to live so I can try that :smiley:

I’m a cocky asshole so I think I have the ability to go for all of them :stuck_out_tongue:

So we’ll see what happens. Fear I have is that I’ll finish college, not realize any of those goals, and get caught up in the Rat Race after I graduate with a Business degree and become a punk in a suit.

Yes I want to work with international business, yes, I want to do a whole bunch of stuff in that area, but I also want to retire at 30 and live off my investments and train fighters till I die having an orgy with 18 different assorted porn stars, models, and actresses at the ripe ol’ age of 86. (and still be buff as hell).

Like I said… Cocky.

-Xen

Oh ya, and I’d do a show like JackAss… Bam Marguera is my caucasian counterpart.

GO for it.

There’s a very modern obsession with wanting to “have it all” or “pursue it all”. Just be warned, spreading yourself super thin can lead to frustration and burnout. Most people need down time, they need unstructured rest and relaxation to stay sane and healthy. Specializing in a couple of things and getting very good at them is probably more realistic for most people.

But if you can deal with it, go for it.

I think you need Ritalin.

I’d be one man… Heff

Go for the SEALS. There is nothing stopping you from that one,except of course You. Not only is it voluntary, but you get paid.Throw in the G.I. bill and it looks even better. Do a career term and you will be retired by forty something. Depending on your age when you enlist plus 25.
My brother has done this (minus seals, he’s in sonar) and at 42 he well have full military pension, his bachelors in electrical engineering, and about $40K for school afterwards.Being highly motivated he’s currently a Senior Chief and should make Master before retirement.Monthly pension will be about $60K a year.
After that you can do anything you want. Jesse Ventura is a good example.
Keep in mind that there is an extremely high likelyhood that you will have to kill people. Not all comicbook adventure style either.
Unless of course this is all just a bunch of mental masturbation. In that case you should disregard this submission.

[quote]mindeffer01 wrote:
Go for the SEALS. There is nothing stopping you from that one,except of course You. Not only is it voluntary, but you get paid.Throw in the G.I. bill and it looks even better. Do a career term and you will be retired by forty something. Depending on your age when you enlist plus 25.
My brother has done this (minus seals, he’s in sonar) and at 42 he well have full military pension, his bachelors in electrical engineering, and about $40K for school afterwards.Being highly motivated he’s currently a Senior Chief and should make Master before retirement.Monthly pension will be about $60K a year.
After that you can do anything you want. Jesse Ventura is a good example.
Keep in mind that there is an extremely high likelyhood that you will have to kill people. Not all comicbook adventure style either.
Unless of course this is all just a bunch of mental masturbation. In that case you should disregard this submission.
[/quote]

call me crazy, but xen somehow doesn’t seem like that type who would have a huge problem with taking someone’s life

i dunno

You never can tell. It is something that merits serious consideration though. There was a thread about this a while back. Lots of kids signing up for the G.I. bill not believing they would have to pick up a gun and kill people. Even a few people I know have been surprised by this one. The results were always the same though. They got into a heated firefight and did it out of self preservation.
Going on the hunting/killing teams though, thats a different story. Thats a predatory mission.

i’d like to try to be a pro wrestler

[quote]apayne wrote:
I think you need Ritalin.[/quote]

Whahaha…haha

SEAL, hitman, and bill gates’ job

ahhh, perfection.

Has everyone overlooked PORN STAR?!?

Gigolo. But I’m not talented enough. I guess that Playboy photographer would be good too.

mine are all incredibly impossible, so sue me.

  1. Ninja/Samurai. For those that watch anime, something like the characters in Samurai Deeper, Kyo, Rurouni Kenshin, or Ninja Scroll.

1.5) Parallel to 1. Just a weapon wielding badass. LoTR style, or for another anime reference Guts in Berserk.

  1. Mecha pilot. Anyone remember robotech? Or play MechWarrior/MechAssault? Yeah, that would be SICK!.

  2. Vampire hunter / actual vampire. I have this thing about vampires, prolly cos the first horror movie I ever watched was a vampire one. Anime reference - Vampire Hunter D / Hellsing.

  3. Intergalactic Bounty Hunter. See Cowboy Bebop.

  4. Sex toy for playboy bunnies, hey, I had to post SOMETHING remotely realistic.

(and yes, I am a big anime fan in case you didn’t notice)

Become an Olympic weightlifter or an Olympic gymnast and win gold medals for my country. But I cant since Im too old (18yo) and I prob never had the genes for it to begin with.

Here’s the neat thing. You can go through college, do ROTC, play football for the Navy, get your degree and a commission, apply for BUDS, become a SEAL, and then go into business.

Yeah!

[quote]Ren wrote:
mine are all incredibly impossible, so sue me.

  1. Ninja/Samurai. For those that watch anime, something like the characters in Samurai Deeper, Kyo, Rurouni Kenshin, or Ninja Scroll.
    [/quote]

Agreed! A ninja with freaky supernatural powers and superhuman abilities. I’m working on it…

[quote]1.5) Parallel to 1. Just a weapon wielding badass. LoTR style, or for another anime reference Guts in Berserk.

  1. Mecha pilot. Anyone remember robotech? Or play MechWarrior/MechAssault? Yeah, that would be SICK!.

  2. Vampire hunter / actual vampire. I have this thing about vampires, prolly cos the first horror movie I ever watched was a vampire one. Anime reference - Vampire Hunter D / Hellsing.
    [/quote]

Hell yeah, I want to be Alucard from Hellsing. Except without having to be under the thumb of Integra all the time, unless I chose to be of course :wink: And Seras is hot!

[quote]
and yes, I am a big anime fan in case you didn’t notice)[/quote]

That’s because anime kicks ass.

I would like to be that guy who does all the voice overs for movie trailers. He gets about $75,000 a trailer, averages about 60 trailers a year and does bugger all.

That or become a criminal master mind or evil genius, and live at the top of death mountain.

I’d be a tiger

I’m going to be a world-renowned fitness guru and whip fat people into shape. And skinny people.