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What are your aspirations in life?

Asked by Disc2021 (4488points) May 10th, 2009

What do you really hope to achieve and is it necessarily realistic? I know generally most people just want to be happy – but happiness is different from person to person. Is it always idealistic to work towards goals you may not achieve or do you think trying is the purpose in of itself?

(Last question, I promise) When do you give up on a goal, or change plans?

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asmonet's avatar

I want a double doctorate, to discover some new and exciting extinct monkey person or dinosaur, to see nearly every country, visit every continent, experience zero-gravity, save all the puppies in the pound, buy many piglets, eat what I want, read till my eyes can’t take it anymore and be madly and joyfully in love.

Is that too much to ask?

I haven’t changed my plans since I was about three.
So, I got nothing to share on that front.

Allie's avatar

I want to travel the world. I want to (generally) be nice to people. I want to be a professor/social researcher. I want to fall in love and be married to one person forever. I want to be a good wife and mother. I want to be happy doing whatever it is I’m doing. I want to die having loved life.

I think all of these are very possible.

ratboy's avatar

I just want to get out of it alive.

AstroChuck's avatar

I generally prefer to take ibuprofen as aspiration makes my stomach upset.

qashqai's avatar

Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.

Then, when my bank account will reach $ xxx,000,000 I have a fun shortlist of things I want to do.

elchoopanebre's avatar

GET A PHD

LIVE IN ITALY THEN RUSSIA

TRAVEL THE WORLD

HAVE HOES ON EVERY CONTINENT

/caps lock

YARNLADY's avatar

Live long and prosper

Jude's avatar

Pretty simple: To be able to work until I don’t need to anymore, to be able to always have a roof over my head, food in my belly, to be there for family and friends; treat them as I’d want to be treated, stay relatively sane and travels lots.

AstroChuck's avatar

Immortality, nothing less.

rooeytoo's avatar

Wake up tomorrow morning.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

unrealistic aspirations – win the lottery, buy some land, build a house in the middle of it and surround the whole thing with a twenty foot high concrete fence to keep everyone else out except those I love, trust and call friend.

realistic aspirations – to have the love of my life by my side for a very long time and to die three seconds after she does. Everything else is inconsequential.

arturodiaz's avatar

Study a Ph.D and write a book. Also I would like to distinguish a cheap wine from a really expensive one

TaoSan's avatar

WORLD DOMINATION!

let’s see how far along the way I’ll actually get

cheebdragon's avatar

Im looking for a yellow glitter eyeliner. Once I find it, my life will be complete.

♪♪ Tao, I want to conquer the world, give all the idiots a brand new religion. ♪♪

augustlan's avatar

@cheebdragon Is bronze close enough?

So. My aspirations:

Be a better mother to my children than my mother was to me.
Turn out 3 thoughtful, caring, well-rounded human beings as a result.
Ensure that husband number 2 is the last husband I’ll ever have. :)
Make a living doing something I love. << May be a tad unrealistic.

AstroChuck's avatar

Oh, yeah. Also to get to 20000 lurve before augustlan.

cheebdragon's avatar

Im looking for more a lemon yellow.

Allie's avatar

Yellow-yellow. But I have never heard of them.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, Chuckie… it’s on. ;)

Bluefreedom's avatar

My aspirations are to eat, drink, and be merry.

“For I’m a jolly good fellow, for I’m a jolly good fellow…...”

wundayatta's avatar

I aspire to be there when it happens.

AstroChuck's avatar

I aspire to be there to see daloon be there when it happens.

wundayatta's avatar

If @AstroChuck is there, it will have happened. How recursive is that?

TaoSan's avatar

waaaaay too recursive… :)

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i want to never lose my sense of wonder. i want to remain relatively spontaneous, and i prefer to take my sense of humor to the grave and beyond. though i’m planning on going to college and getting a job that will support my needs and my more luxurious wants, i want to be happy regardless of the material items i have. also, i aspire to never let a score on a test define who i am. and, i never want to lose my love of music and art in general, or my open-minded tendencies.

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