A new study by Harris found that the number one career choice for American kids is to become a YouTuber, while the number one choice for Chinese children is to become an astronaut.
29% of American kids said they wanted to become a YouTuber, while 30% of children in the UK said the same thing.
However, in China, 56% wanted to become an astronaut while only 18% wanted to become a YouTuber.
The reality is that just like kids who aspire to be rappers, while anyone can technically be a YouTuber, the chances of success are minimal.
While no one is comparing making videos to working on an oil rig, the sheer workload it takes to establish a platform on YouTube is monumental.
Some would argue that wanting to become an astronaut is even more optimistic, but at least Chinese kids are striving towards something more worthwhile.