Posts Tagged with "childhood"

Is Your Career Path Determined By a High School Kid?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Is Your Career Path Determined By a High School Kid?

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Dan Johnson. I was thinking recently about how so many people end up in jobs that they don’t like, and I started wondering what it is that leads so many of us down that path towards a life of boredom and broken dreams. When did we make […]

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Did You Have Sporadic Obsessions Growing Up?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Did You Have Sporadic Obsessions Growing Up?

When I was a teenager I was OBSESSED, with certain bands and television shows. The biggest culprits were shows like My So-Called Life and Felicity (don’t judge, the writing was excellent). These shows were more than entertainment for me, they both reflected and inspired my life. And as an angsty, confused teenager, they comforted me […]

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Your Parents and Your Multipotentiality

Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Your Parents and Your Multipotentiality

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post by Simone Seol of Freckled Brilliance. Your parents have known you longer than anyone else. They have seen you develop through infancy, childhood and adolescence. How do your parents feel about your multipotentiality? If they are good cheerleaders, raised you to nurture multiple talents and are totally on […]

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Step Up, Multipotentialite Rock Star!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Step Up, Multipotentialite Rock Star!

This is a guest post by Jason Fonceca of SpiritSentient. Most people don’t realize that celebrities had many areas-of-interest as children. They hopped from interest to interest, on their own schedule. Period. If their circles didn’t support them, they didn’t care, they created new ones. Many of them spent time isolated, alone, or distant from […]

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The Myth of the “True Calling”

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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The Myth of the “True Calling”

You're six years old and the teacher asks you to share what you want to be when you grow up. An astronaut? A scientist? Superman? Maybe you have an answer for her, maybe you don't-- it doesn't matter. The whole thing is more about ritual and eliciting cute replies than anything else. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is, after all, a fairly innocuous question... Isn't it?

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Fell in Love with a Girl…

Thursday, August 18, 2011

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Fell in Love with a Girl…

Last week, I wrote a really personal email to the Puttytribe about my experience being bullied in elementary school. (A few people suggested that I post my story on the blog, but I kind of like giving the tribe a little something extra…) Anyway, the basic gist of my email was that I’ve noticed a […]

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Conformity Begins on the Playground

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Conformity Begins on the Playground

I was a weird kid. Instead of playing tag at recess or gossiping with the other girls, I used to play with my imaginary friends and go on adventures. There were puppies who asked me to adopt them and friendly vampires who taught me how to fly (Do vampires fly? I know some of them […]

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