This reminds me of a line from one of my favourite films, The Pursuit of Happyness, “Don’t ever let someone tell you you can’t do something. Not even me.”
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
It’s a question all children are asked by their parents or teachers. And there are a few classic choices: a doctor, a firefighter, police officer. And the biggest one of all – an astronaut!
But how many of us go on to follow the career we dreamed about when we were children?
Today a YouGov survey for the NSPCC has revealed that the UK’s most popular childhood dream job – for one in ten adults – was to be a doctor or nurse, followed by footballer, and teacher.
And nearly a third of adults who wanted to be a medic achieved their childhood ambition. Others who got their dream job included teachers (27%), writers or journalists (9%), police officers (6%), and actors (5%).
The survey results are revealed as the NSPCC unveils a new film; Alfie the Astronaut.
This is a heart-warming story…
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