IMHO no one really can 'see' himself/herself anywhere 25 years down the line. Hell, I dunno where I'll be 18 months hence. There really isn't any 'right' answer for such questions. While I was prep, I used to circumvent such questions with "I don't plan for that long a timeframe because there are so many variables which decide how my future shapes up. I prefer to have shorter milestones & achieve them one by one". Or something like this.
I guess this is the best way of saying 'I dunno'.
Of course, many would say they'd want to be in a position of great responsibility, head an orgn & be at the forefront of its progress... blah blah. This same crap would've been heard by the panels for like a zillion times. I think it is better to play safe & smart rather than making a fool of oneself.
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I agree with Evan. Most answers to such questions are met with.."Thats really cliched !"
The Proffs know that u are not supposed to know 25 yrs down the line stuff. I still havent been able to figure out 'why' they care to ask that.
From last year's trend, such questions with probable cliched answers were scarce.
And to one such answer the proff smirked at me and asked" Which coaching Institute did you join ?"..........(Thts another thing that my complete PI @L was a stress one so they made every attempt to make me uncomfortable)