What is your goal in life?

  1. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,521
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    I have achieved many of my goals; others I never will.

    I hope to solve a few more of the little mysteries of life. Also, before I get too old to surive the hours involved, I would like to take on at least one more big project; something that consumes 110% of my attention for a year or two...or three. I tend towards something related to the up and coming hydrogen economy.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4127

    I may also just stay focused on my business and having fun.

    What do you plan do be doing in ten, twenty, or even 50 years.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2003
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  3. I hope to be practicing medicine in about 10 yeares. God willing I will be.
     
  4. hmm... 5 minutes ago i decided to share my goals... two minutes later i decided they were all wrong, 30 second ago i decided i have bad luck when i try to make definite goals...
     
  5. megashawn

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    At the rate I'm going I'd say to collect as much debt as possible before I hit 30.

    But I'm horrible at keeping plans. I have trouble making plans for this weekend, much less 10 years from now. Things happen to spontaneously in my life to try to plan it.

    But me and a few friends do actually have a master plan. We figure that good entertainment in america is hard to find. We had plans such as building a paintball field, motorcross track. Perhaps someday expanding to build a 24/7 resturaunt and arcade.

    And then I've got a few crazy ideas up my sleeve for some vehicles. Problem is finding the money to build them.

    So my main priority would be to get money.
     
  6. Be tenured in a major philosophy department.
     
  7. Monique

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    I wish I knew.. as a female you have to wonder about future kids.. for now I just focus on contributing to medical sciences and working my way up the ladder, who knows who come along my path in the future I'll worry about that later.

    I knew someone who planned everything to the second, an appropriate meeting time would be 13:27 for instance it makes me a little nervous, life can play tricks on you.
     
  8. megashawn

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    Wow, I wish my life was predictable enough to know what I was doing each minute.

    Then again, no I don't. I like being random. Get into more stuff that way.
     
  9. dduardo

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    1) World Domination
    2) World Domination
    3) World Domination
    .......
    .......
    .......
    9999) World Domination


    Ok, so I might not get to conqueror the universe in my life span so here is my alternate list:

    1) Get PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering
    2) Startup a company
    3) Invent really cool technologies
    4) Make a couple hundred million
    5) Retire
    6) Lecture at a university

    Of course, if the right women comes along the way, start a family.
     
  10. dduardo- are you implying that conquering the world is equivalent to conquering the whole universe?? hmm

    And yeah monique... the kid thing is kinda troubling... Just a really difficult thing to think about... especially now that a friend of mine is having one!

    but i'm with you shawn, i'm all about sponteneity. i guess that why i have trouble setting goals or anything like that... I used to just wanna be happy... but maybe that shouldn't be a goal...
     
  11. Ivan Seeking

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    Always; but future happiness often requires planning. :wink:
     
  12. drag

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    Great, a large family !
     
  13. drag

    drag 1,341
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    Of course it must be. The ultimate one.
    But, it requires quite a few special pieces of paper
    to achieve... :wink:
     
  14. Well I have a few definite goals that I am hoping and trying to achieve.

    Well, here are my goals. Hopefully you will all be more understanding, as most people look at me like I'm crazy when I talk about my goals:

    1) Get a PhD in Genetics
    2) Get a PhD in Computer Science (currently working on my associates)
    3) Get a PhD in Mathematics/Statistics
    4) Get a PhD in Physics

    and later in life...

    5) Start my own research company



    And i'll toss this out there for fun...its not really a goal, but more of a hope:

    6) Get the Nobel Prize (hopefully in either physics or medicine, but any will do)
     
  15. drag

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    Eventually you too want to achieve these things because
    it's fun for you - that's the most basic goal. :wink:
     
  16. To my life in a way that I can feel is worthwhile.

    Ruling the world would also be nice...
     
  17. dduardo

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    Wait a sec, I said I wanted to rule the world first.

    There isn't enough room in this world for two conqueroring dictators.
     
  18. megashawn

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    Don't worry Dduardo, I thought you were after the entire universe. You and FZ can work together, kinda like Pinky and The Brain.

    Of course, I'm sure it will be a fight over who gets to be pinky.

    And I will leave you all with some wisdom found on one of my many car stickers:

    "Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes dealing with misery alot easier."
     
  19. I totally agree with you.

    Here are my goals.

    From now on until 28 April 2004:
    - Study hard for the A-level exam
    - Read Oxford Dictionary (1428 pages)

    If I choose to study medicine:
    - Be a brain surgeon and a neurologist and do researches on this field
    - Join Medecins Sans Frontieres and do volunteer work in war zones at least 4 weeks per year
    - Learn to fly a plane or helicopter and be a pilot in Government Flying Service
    - Be a medical professor and work in WHO
    - Travel around the world
    - Get a Nobel prize
    - Retire at the age of 55, go back to school and study physics and mathematics
    - Get PhD in Mathematics or Physics before 65
    - Write a few books
    etc

    If I choose to study math or physics in university
    - Get PhD in both maths and physics
    - Join exchange programs in Year 2 and study in universities in USA or UK for one or two semester(s)
    - Enter USA's top grad school and do research
    - Own research labs in top universities in USA
    - Get Nobel prize or Field's medal
    - Be a professor
    - Learn to fly a plane or helicopter and be a pilot in Government Flying Service
    - Travel around the world
    - Write a few books
    etc
     
  20. Monique

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    I wish I could see life that glorifull (sp?) doing your own research is not easy, it takes all your time. I have seen people work from early morning till late nights, weekdays, weekends, holidays, newyearseve.. That certainly is not a goal for me. That is also one of the reasons I didn't enter a PhD program yet.
     
  21. I feel so insignificant now with my little goal of becoming a doctor. I'm so depressed I'm just going to drive right home in my ferrari, run into my mansion, and console myself by drowning my sorrows in a glass of chateu lafite next to my swimming pool.


    hmm.. I guess money can rent happiness.:wink:
     
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