I have been running spy, espionage and intelligence-related websites for the
last five years, and THE most common question I get asked is: “How do I become
a spy?" Younger visitors will drop comments like: “I wanna be a spy when
I grow up.” Cute. But Unlikely.
Spies don’t usually choose their career. A spy is an agent employed by a
state to obtain secret information, especially of a military nature, concerning
its potential or actual enemies. A spy can also be a person employed by a
company to obtain confidential information about its competitors.
Being James Bond is not in the definition.
Because of fictional characters in books and films, spies have been
glamorized to the point where kids dream about becoming these heroic Hollywood
characters when they grow up. Hate to burst your bubble kids, but the reality is
that spies are paid very little and do a lot of dirty work that goes
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Luigi Di Serio