We at Kiddsbay have come up a wild concept – stop asking kids what it is they want to be when they grow up.
Why is this?
Well, 65% of kids starting school today will be in jobs that don’t even exist yet.
So, it seems without reason to encourage kids to aspire to jobs that are likely to be non-existent or redundant in their futures.
Not only that, but when 65% of the jobs that our kids will have in the futures don’t even exist yet –do we even know what we’re asking them to aspire towards?
So, instead we should be asking kids – what kind of person do you want to be and what impact do you want to have on this world.
Do they want to reduce the amount of plastic waste?
Do they want to be one of the first to invent cheap and eco-friendly energy?
What is their driving motivation to be the best they can be?
In this way kids will be inclined to look internally at their skills, talents, passions, helping uncover their purpose in life – not just what job or profession would be best suited to ‘match’ this.
In this way, focusing on something other than what job role kids can aspire towards – kids can think more objectively about what their futures hold in light of being the best version of themselves they can be!
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