I'm Asking: Did Hollywood Influence Your Career Expectations?

I'm Asking: Did Hollywood Influence Your Career Expectations?

Hollywood tends to spotlight professions that are perceived as hip, adventurous, or respectful. The doctor looks like a rested rock star, the shopaholic journalist becomes a successful finance columnist, the young lawyer cracks the case and still has time to sneak out whenever she wants to have lunch with her gal pals. I love watching the lighthearted big-screen versions of what I know to be taxing professions, but the unrealistic depictions and instant career success that fits within the 90-minute romcom plot can be agitating.

Have your career expectations been influenced by sharply dressed bankers, lawyers, journalists, and doctors on TV and in movies (you know, the ones who manage to do it all by 23 and still have fun)? Or have you been able to base your career expectations on real-life examples?

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