I think there is a phase in life when one thinks that almost everything and everyone revolves around him. There used to be a time that I thought (probably unconsciously) that it's all about my dreams and hopes. Thus the "I Used To Be a Supehero" tagline was born. I think most people of my generation would agree that at some point in their lives we thought we went to school so that in the future we'll have a super job, a super car and be successful. At least, personally there was a time frame that my goal was something like that.
Travel, buy your own house or car, gadgets and the whatnot. When I pursued nursing we used to daydream about going abroad and living the life. Yes, I think it's pretty normal to have that phase in your lifetime but such a phase is neither true nor lasting.