Although a lot of children grew up wanting to be astronauts and rock stars, others dreamed of paths in life that are not just incredibly difficult but next to impossible.
This was the sad reckoning for the now-embarrassed group among us who wanted to be Transformers or fire trucks — not firefighters but the trucks themselves — but it was just as impactful for those chasing dreams that don't really exist anymore. For instance, you're not likely to see many employers seeking ninjas nowadays.
But while that's still true, we can now at least say that one university out there is offering a program that gives us a sense of the ways of the ninja. It seems that's as close as we're likely to get to being one.