Saturday, July 10, 2010

What do you wanna be when you grow up?

According to the book self- esteem is assessed as self esteem = success/ pretensions. Your pretensions are what you imagine your self to be. As a child we all have dreams to become a doctor, a princess, a rock star, or a king. As we get older these dreams of what we want to be become a reality. Growing up the question was always "What do you wanna be when you grow up?" You answer it with your dream career, then something more realistic and eventually you choose what you want to do. Most often this changes as you mature. When you get to college the first question is "what is your major?" College students change their major as frequently as they do their laundry. So have you decided? Do you know what you want to be? Your self-worth applies to how you feel how much you are worth. College students strive to have the highest self-worth because the higher their self-worth the better they are. They are more likely to be hired by a company. They are more likely to earn the most salary and be most successful. Self-esteem is determined by the highest success, with the highest career. But is self-worth everything?


  1. Your statement about self-worth and how it relates to choosing a career is so true. I am currently thinking about switching majors right now, and when I told my mom she said I am scared to continue what I'm doing now because I don't think I'm smart enough. She is right, to say the least. Sometimes you need to face your challenges head on though. Good post!

  2. I think it's crazy that a freshman is expected to know what they want to be for the rest of their life at exactly the same time they are truly learning what independence is. When I was 18 I didn't have a clue and still didn't at age 21. It wasn't until I finally decided on Psychology at 22 that I finally started to take school seriously and move forward in my schooling. Finally at almost age 26, I'm graduating from college knowing what I want to do with the rest of my life.

  3. I know for me, the question of "What do you want to be when you gro up?" definitely changed as i mattured. I always wanted to be a veterinarian but I quickly realized that my love for animals would cause me to become attached and that I also did not have enough interest/skills in the sciences. So I changed my answer over to being a teacher :)