When I was a kid, I wanted to be an inventor and making
stuff. Transforming the world to a better place using the brain and other tools. And having fun doing it.
Back then, I built camera obscuras with photo paper in it and had a dark-room to develop it for my first photography experiments; now I am shooting digital pictures, but still have the fun in preserving moments and details in images.
Also, I am writing software (for fun, and even paid for it), soldering electronic circuits or building my own furniture; also I am playing the cello - I think I came pretty close to my childhood's dream.
Is the world a better place yet ? Well, while I am closer to my childhood dream, there is still a long way to get close to John Lennon's dream expressed in "Imagine" ...
Obligatory Disclaimer: This is my personal account. The views expressed here do not represent those of my employer.