Thursday, November 02, 2006

A snippet in my daily newspaper today starts with the assertion that most pre-school children want to be a celebrity when they're older. Not for doing anything, you understand - or at least what that might be is not revealed - they just to be famous. But what's more shocking to me is that the article goes on to say that this is what the parents were saying their kids would choose as a career, not the kids themselves. Admittedly the survey was only for pre-schoolers, but even so. It just seems to suggest such a lack of ambition - although at least becoming an astronaut was the fourth choice. Joining the fire brigade was second, and most strangely of all, architect was number three. But then I started to wonder if it was because kids get their ideas from TV rather than the 'real world' - X-factor, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder. Mind you, David Cameron seems to be on TV every time I turn it on these days, but strangely he wasn't mentioned.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think it boils down to what they (and we, to be honest) want to BE, and not what we want to DO.

(nice blog). . .

Sarah said...

Thanks ren.kat. But that's what worries me - surely the satisfaction is in the 'doing'. Although not for some people who want to be 'writers' maybe ...