What is your most important goal in your life at different ages?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by welsummerchicks, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Do you think a person's goals, or what is most important to them, changes at different ages?

    What was your goal when you were younger? How did that change over time?

    Do you think different things become more important to people as they hit different ages?
  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Yes. Mine haven't changed terribly much though. Namely, I went from wanting to be a kitty cat at age four to wanting to spend most of my life caring for and learning about natural systems and animals. I don't really have many hard and fast goals though, I find life an enjoyable journey full of exploration and turns. I do have a more solidified goal as I age to own land though with my husband. City life was okay as a kid here and there, but is pretty unbearably crowded to me anymore.

    Never had the typical milestones though (married by x age, kids by x age, x job, etc.)
  3. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    Well, it was a pretty big shock to live through my childhood. Been making it up as I go ever since. [​IMG]
  4. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN

    At least, I hope you meant that to be funny!
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:Are you a sibling? [​IMG]
  6. Fowl_Odor002

    Fowl_Odor002 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    Mostly Here
    at age 2 - going potty in the toilet
    age 6 - having friends
    age 18 - having sex
    age 28 - having money
    age 38 - having money
    age 58 - having sex
    age 68 - having friends (that are alive)
    age 78 - going to the potty in the toilet

    somwhere in there is raising a few chickens
  7. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2010
    I just improvise. [​IMG]
  8. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2011
    Yes and no.

    I've always tried to help others, the degree and manner to which I do that has changed with my maturity level/financial abilities and time restraints. Also, having children now, my priorities are of their well being. I've shifted to only caring for (not about) myself to caring for them. I've had to re-think how I can raise children while fulfilling my desire to help those around me. In the past I had more time to volunteer, march in for/against issues etc...now, I volunteer at the schools and teach my kids to appreciate what they have and to help make the world around them a better place (mushy sounding - hey?). Also, having children is a strain on our finances, so I can not give monetarily, and can give little time - its a balancing act.

    I think its different for everyone. For the good or bad, depending on what their goals are and who their "following their dreams" affects.

    and punk-a-doodle - I wanted to be a horse, wished for it every birthday until about age 8 or so when I stopped wishing to turn into one and started wishing to own one. Still working on that one.
  9. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Quote:I don't think you could have simplified peoples view on life any more. [​IMG]

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