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three of them differed on how that would happen. This difference is clear in the Family Doctor's
partial quote that serves as the theme for this section. "I remember I always wanted to be a
doctor growing up, but there were many things that I wanted to do. I wanted to be a fireman; I
wanted to be a police; I wanted to be an astronaut, or I wanted to be an engineer. Or for the
longest time, I wanted to join the Armed Services and be a Marine or a Navy Seal. But I knew
that I wanted, what my interests had become, but I wanted to do stuff in between." So the Family
Doctor's idea was to try a variety of things and then settle on medicine, so that eventually, his
parents' goal would become his goal-to be a physician.
From his childhood, the Family Doctor dreamed of being a doctor when he grew up, but
he had other dreams as a child as well. When the Family Doctor became a football star in junior
high, his goal and his dream changed. He wanted to be a professional football player. When his
father took him out of football so that the Family Doctor would focus on education, his focus
moved more to education for some time, carrying him through high school and into college and
the dream of being a doctor. But eventually, his interests turned to something new-boxing. The
Family Doctor learned how to box in college, and he began to feed his ultimate dream of being a
boxer even while he was in college, preparing for medical school, and eventually in medical
school, training in the same gym as Paulie Ayala, a professional boxer. "But I don't want to give
up medical school, what I've worked so hard with to do, and yeah, maybe I can make it, but
maybe I won't. That's why I left that over there and decided to keep on going through school."
This strong determination to accomplish his goals is evident in the supermap coding of personal
perceptions and goals. While personal perceptions and goals had the second most frequent
occurrence on the supermap behind culture with 72 cells, it had the highest single influence,
appearing as the only influence on the supermap 39 times or 54% of the time that a cell was
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