A little over a month ago, I wrote about the book from Japan that I read for my Around the World in 80 Books Challenge. It was an autobiography centering around an alternative Japanese elementary school during WWI. It just happened to have one of the best educators ever. He was the man who said this:
Mr. Kobayashi used to tell the kindergarten teachers not to try and fit the children into preconceived molds. “Leave them to nature,” he would say. “Don’t cramp their ambitions. Their dreams are bigger than yours.”
That thought inspired a post about what I wanted to be when I grew up, how and why dreams die, and how ridiculous it is that we allow that to happen.
When We Grow Up
I asked readers to share their own dreams, and they did! Believe it or not, a lot of bloggers wanted to be writers when they grew up. Dreams can come true, even if it doesn’t happen the way we expect it to.
Clicking on each picture/dream will take you to their website. I highly encourage you to click through! Here’s what we want(ed) to be when we grow up:
What did you want to be when you grew up, and what got in your way? Or were you one of the few who bucked the system and let nothing stop you?