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What did you want to be when you were older?

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The Manics were/are hard enough to take seriously on the subject and they came from a shithole in Wales' date=' so nope..sorry, doesn't make sense to me.[/quote']

The Manics claimed they would split up after their first album. How many are they on now? Each one has descended further into mediocrity since they became part of the British rock establishment with Everything Must Go. Go figure.

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Of course he does.

In Westhill.

Say no more Sharon' date=' say no more.

.[/quote']

Ah... see... there's the main differenve as unlike him... my mummy and daddy booted me out when I was 18 forcing me to take the driving seat in my life very quickly and I've gone from living in a shitty flat with a part time job to actually having some form of career path and plan for the future - I'm proud of this. In my spare time I am still in a band and indulge in the things I love, which I appreciate more because I pay for it and I earned it (something perhaps Mr Temple lacks perspective of).

Also, as Bluesxmas said, a lot of people go after things like cars and mortages for the feeling of independance... I know if I got a car that it wouldn't be particularly flash but it would get me around (the aberdeen bus services are vile) with ease.

So who is more "counter culture"? The person who controls their own life or the person who depends on others? Not that this is a competition.

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Also' date=' as Bluesxmas said, a lot of people go after things like cars and mortages for the feeling of independance... I know if I got a car that it wouldn't be particularly flash but it would get me around (the aberdeen bus services are vile) with ease.

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When I was in my late teens it seemed everyone wanted their own car. My first car was a pretty rickety Ford Fiesta and I have never owned anything expensive or flashy in the scheme of things, to me it serves a purpose of easy transportation to work and not having to rely on the dire excuse for a public transportation system we have to endure in this country. Working in the oil industry, where many are seduced by the high offshore wages into purchasing small dick compensation vehicles, my choices of car have often been the source of some derision but I merely chuckled inside when hearing them complain about having to pay extortionate servicing, component and tyre costs....and I can spend all my cash on musical items instead, much more satisfying for me personally.

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You appear (from the above post) to only be at university to avoid the reality of growing up and entering "the real world" in which case

That's exactly what I'm doing. So many people want to grow-up too soon: going to pubs and clubs at 15, learning to drive as soon as they're 17, deciding what they're gonna "be" before they've left school...All being well, I've over 50 years to be an adult, so forgive me if I cling to pre-adulthood a little bit longer.

But, you say your parents booted you out, so I guess you had no option, and you've done well for yourself. I'd like to think ,in such a situation, I'd have taken to busking on the cobbled streets of Old Europe, but...I'm just a dreamer. Which makes the point as to who is more radical a moot one, as it's a state of mind. The alternative to bourgeois life is bohemian life, but since we don't have a Latin Quarter and crumbling mansions waiting to be squatted in, this is impossible. So my approach is summed up thus:

"He said "you want to turn it on its head by staying in bed", I said "I know I do"

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That's exactly what I'm doing. So many people want to grow-up too soon: going to pubs and clubs at 15' date=' learning to drive as soon as they're 17, deciding what they're gonna "be" before they've left school...All being well, I've over 50 years to be an adult, so forgive me if I cling to pre-adulthood a little bit longer.

But, you say your parents booted you out, so I guess you had no option, and you've done well for yourself. I'd like to think ,in such a situation, I'd have taken to busking on the cobbled streets of Old Europe, but...I'm just a dreamer. Which makes the point as to who is more radical a moot one, as it's a state of mind. The alternative to bourgeois life is bohemian life, but since we don't have a Latin Quarter and crumbling mansions waiting to be squatted in, this is impossible. So my approach is summed up thus:

"He said "you want to turn it on its head by staying in bed", I said "I know I do"[/quote']

sounds to me like you were born in the wrong decade. You'd rather be a squatting hippy than drive a car.

But in contrast to your statement of clinging to pre-adulthood you have followed the sheep to University..?

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Dunno man, i was always in bars at the age of 15 but thats cos most my mates were older, I didn't really see it as wanting to grow up too quick. The folks I went to school with weren't really the sort of people I wanted to hang out with (their spare time activities such as fighting, stealing cars, shoplifting and arson wasn't very appealing) I also always wanted to drive so I could get a van and drive the band everywhere, pref as far away from Aberdeen as possible. Being on the road at the age of 15/16 in the band, I then planned that that was what I would always be doing...making enough money for the next days travel and beer :) Thats the problem with planning things though....

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That's exactly what I'm doing. So many people want to grow-up too soon: going to pubs and clubs at 15' date=' learning to drive as soon as they're 17, deciding what they're gonna "be" before they've left school...All being well, I've over 50 years to be an adult, so forgive me if I cling to pre-adulthood a little bit longer.

But, you say your parents booted you out, so I guess you had no option, and you've done well for yourself. I'd like to think ,in such a situation, I'd have taken to busking on the cobbled streets of Old Europe, but...I'm just a dreamer. Which makes the point as to who is more radical a moot one, as it's a state of mind. The alternative to bourgeois life is bohemian life, but since we don't have a Latin Quarter and crumbling mansions waiting to be squatted in, this is impossible. So my approach is summed up thus:

"He said "you want to turn it on its head by staying in bed", I said "I know I do"[/quote']

not really sounding very 'bohemian'... more lazy, seeing as the main reason you give for going to uni is to put off working for 4 years instead of learning about something you're interested in...

and who's to say you have over 50 years to be an adult?

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Bender!:kiss: love ya dave

I wanted to be an oil-up boy at a strip club. It hasn't much changed over the years

love from christy

I always wanted to be a referee for lesbian 5-a-side....:up:

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But now, a serious point. I'm at Aberdeen Uni. I study what interests me, and I don't have a clue what awaits afterwards. And why the hell should I? I don't want my life to be mapped out before I can have the chance to change it. The prinicpal point of University is to increase knowledge, but also to meet new people who are sharing the same transitional experience. Studying Hispanic Studies has given me the opportunity to spend a year in a country that I like very much, socialise with people from all over Europe, make friends that I hope to keep forever, travel, learn about culture BUT at the same time learn a language that will give me opportunities in the work-market when I'm older. Work is inevitable, but excuse me if I don't like it

And you know what? I feel superior to all those who haven't done what I'm doing, because I know that I'm LIVING, and they are not

PS before the backlash starts, I'm fully aware of obligations or money issues that prevent people from such an experience

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i wanted to be a movie director, then a graphic designer, now am a graphic designer working in video production so hopefully one day ill be a director or producer working in the music industry.

anyone want to have a go at making a music video give me shout. :up:

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It started off as a train driver (purely because of Thomas The Tank Engine) (even though they drove themselves)

Then when I visited my dad's office I wanted any job involving a stationary cupboard

Then it was a optician cos mine had a Porsche

And now I don't kno...

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When I was a sprog it was a range of things,from mad scientist to a priest(don't ask why). Then I wanted to go into either psychology or architecture,the latter won out.

Now I want to run my own bar/nightclub

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