V: What do you want to do for a living?
R: I don’t know. Any suggestions?
V: Well, what are your goals in life?
R: Hmm… I suppose my goal in life is to know everything about everything.
V: In that case you should be an academic, but do you think you would be happy studying behind a desk all day?
R: No, I guess not… and I don’t care for academic culture either. So I suppose my goal would be to know everything about everything and to put all of my knowledge to good use. Are there any careers for people like that?
V: (sarcastically) Well we’re not feeling very ambitious tonight, are we?
R: Not particularly.
V: So there are no careers that match your life goals; what are your main interests?
R: My main interests are science, creative writing, art, architecture, computer programming, psychology, religion, history and politics. Probably a few others that I can’t think of right now.
V: (slightly annoyed) I said your main interests. Which one are you most interested in?
R: I can’t answer that question. I couldn’t bear to give any of them up.
V: (sighs deeply; pauses) What about hobbies? What do you do for fun?
R: Well, I like reading, hiking, bicycling, drawing, writing, playing piano. Also studying all of the things I mentioned above.
V: Studying? For fun?
R: Yeah, I can be kind of a nerd sometimes. The rest of the time I do those other things – you know, the hiking and drawing and stuff.
V: You’re hopeless. (shakes head; walks out of the room in exasperation)