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Dec 26, 2018 14:29:56

What I see myself in 5 years time

by @wernminlim | 279 words | 🐣 | 85💌

Gene Lim

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When I was still a kid, I love to build stuff with toys or anything that can be used in to build with. From using legos or any toys that I have, to create something out of it such as to create a house, a boat and especially airplanes. I love creating paper planes too. All types of designs and hoping that it could fly when I throw them. Doing this actually makes me want to be a pilot at that moment.

When I started schooling, every first month of the school year, the form teacher will give a form to fill up our particular details. One section of it includes my occupation of what I want to be when I grow up. We will have to fill in three options. At this time of my age, I love watching anything related to science. So becoming a scientist will always be my first option, then pilot will be my second and my third option is always random. From police, to astronaut, to engineer. I can't blame myself for being too ambitious since that is what most children dreamt to become and they are the hottest job at that era without technology yet.

As for today, I am now a Software Developer. It is something I have never expected but I love doing mathematics, probably this is why I became a software developer. Whatever that I have dream of to be in the future never actually happen in reality. So if I were asked what I want to see in myself in 5 years time, to be reasonable, I hope to be financial stable if not freedom to support my families.

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    @wernminlim

    I used to chase happiness as though it was a thing to be able to be chased in itself. But more recently I've come to realize that it is more a compositional affect of a lot of other things -- things like financial stability, professional freedom and fulfillment, good physical and mental health, adequate amounts of intimate relationships with people whom we respect, etc.

    So I began not chasing the vague idea of 'happiness' and began chasing more the things that need to be composed to lead to it.

    And so I was thinking about your goal -- which I think is actually freedom to support family, straight up.

    You need to be more than financially stable to be able to do that, so it's better to just go straight and say that you'd like to have the freedom to take care of your family. This is a more concrete goal than say happiness but still a pretty vague one. In what more concrete ways do you see yourself achieving this goal in 5 years time?

    What kind of worklife will you have? How much will you be working? What type of people do you want to work with or what kind of industry do you want to work in?

    Abe avatar Abe | Dec 26, 2018 17:17:39
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