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"Do You Hope to One Day Win an Oscar?"

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I was asked the above question during a recent job interview. It was proposed immediately after the proverbial, "What are your hopes and aspirations?" question, which is often rephrased as, "Where do you see yourself in ten years?" and often reinterpreted as, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" by twenty-somethings with a lack of direction such as myself. 
I don't know what I'm having for dinner, let alone where I want to be in ten years. The question with the "O" word (not that "O" word...pervert), completely threw me during the interview. Up until then I thought I was doing pretty good. I nailed the "what are you good at" question and appropriately BS'd my way through the "what are you bad at" question (spoiler alert: being too good at things).

But I didn't see the Oscar comment coming, even though I probably should have. Fetishized discussion of the gold statue is far from uncommon by people w…