What Do Kids Want To Be When They Grow Up? A YouTube Star.
Do you remember the answer to the question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Perhaps it was like my answer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a firefighter. Some kids want to be a policeman or maybe an athlete or an actor. In 2017 some of those answers were given, but it wasn't what topped the list. Say hello to the age of the YouTube star.
Yes, YouTube star was the number one answer given in the survey of kids age 6 to 17. And why not? Anyone can upload a video to YouTube. But very few can gain enough followers and advertisers to really make a career out of it. But it's no surprise that young people see the video's and say "I can do that!" Other jobs that made the list include blogger, musician, actor, filmmaker, doctor, TV host, athlete, teacher, and writer.
I suppose it isn't any more far fetched to hope for YouTube stardom than it is to wish to be a professional athlete or famous actor. Choosing a career is tough. I certainly didn't know I was going to go into radio when I was a kid. If I had, I'd of checked how much a DJ made. Salary kids. It's called a salary.