It's one of the first questions adults will asks a tot who can barely speak: "What do you want to be when you're big?"
All of life – from nursery school to post-matric studies – seems to be preparing us to become something. But the world presents a different reality, especially at a time when employment figures have hit historic lows around the world.
After graduating in the next few months, many young South Africans will officially be out of the schooling system for the first time in almost 20 years. School is a place that provides a sense of direction and purpose for people for their entire lives, which is why it can become so easy for people to define themselves according to what school they go to, which varsity they attend and their majors.