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Thinking of Plans for the Future

Thinking of Plans for the Future

There were ten minutes remaining until the bell would ring and free my other classmates and I from the torturous questions being hailed on us like a Georgia thunderstorm in the heat of battle. I was prepared for my question though, being well rehearsed and completely confident: I watched as one by one my peers were torn apart by the sagacious, ruthless counselor who had been sacking students for years. " John Smith, what are your plans for the future?" Smiling as she said this, knowing that in a few short seconds it would all be over for this innocent one. " I want to be a professional baseball player!" The student would affirm. "Well John, you do know that it is very unlikely that you will become a baseball player, so what will you do if plan A doesn't come true?" John would then realize that it was futile to keep on with the conversation and would give right up and accepted her practical opinion. Then her roving eyes rested upon me and a quiet settled in the room as if I were about to shoot the final free throw in a championship game, and somehow the crowd felt like silence was a way of helping. "Well Zachary, what are your plans for the future?" Unlike the other poor saps I was smiling back and counselor." Well, I want to join the Farmer's Insurance group, particularly advertisement and communication. That is of course after majoring in business at the University of Missouri." She was speechless, and all she could do was nod and move on. My father's advice of deciding early on my future had defiantly paid off.

My obsession with planning for the future had always been with me. Since early childhood, I have worked out the upcoming week in order to work in my favorite television shows and still keep up with playing with Legos. Naturally, I grew up a little and was informed I would one day be thrust into the world of work and be made to sit down and be responsible. I knew I would have to carefully plan my future occupation in order to avoid the confusion that would certainly be involved later in life. I began to ask questions from my Dad and my Grandpa, who both happen to work for Farmer's Insurance Agency. I...

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