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    Discussion in 'The Leisure Lounge' started by GarethW, Apr 9, 2013.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Me? Either a music producer or maybe a TV director or editor or maybe something to do with SFX (but not CGI). Basically something creative with a technical twist. You?
       
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    3. kushy

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      I have done computer engineering.
       
    4. swertel

      swertel Active Member

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      Probably a musician. It was a tough choice to go to engineering school over music school, but I can always play music as a hobby. I can't engineer as a hobby.
       
    5. PierArg

      PierArg Well-Known Member

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      Very beautiful question!
      Honestly I have already asked to myself this question and I also found an answer.
      The answer is simple: it doesn't exist another alternative "ending" of our life.

      I know it could seem a bit philosophical but "we are what we are".
      This because we decided by ourselves who or what to become. So on this thinking way we have built, day by day, our future.

      In a few and more concrete words I can't imagine myself in another way because I wouldn't be myself!


      P.S: When I was a little boy I wanted to be an astronaut. :)
       
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    6. flanzajr

      flanzajr New Member

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      I also am a musician (drummer) but that field is very hard to make a living at unless you get lucky.
      I have worked as a machine assembler and an auto mechanic as well as an engineer so it would have to be related to machines in some way. I have been working with them in some form for over 50 years.
       
    7. Michael Ross

      Michael Ross Well-Known Member

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      Art blacksmithing (as opposed to farrier work), or go back and get another degree to do social work, or similar. I would like to be helping people more directly. Money is not the issue it was 20 years ago.
       
    8. Auto Engineer

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      Engineering was my life from about nine years old, and I have done nothing but engineering since, there is no end to it except your imagination. Last year I was seriously thinking and working on a new idea with regards automotive braking systems, I devised a way to create a braking system that was 100% efficient at all deceleration rates irrespective of weight transfer, the system was also 100% maintainance free with no moving parts that wear out, but then after all the work I asked myself what if the brake system did actually fail in service?

      What would back it up?

      I have not managed to date to get round ISAAC NEWTONS third law, but when I can, if I can then I will probably also be able to reverse the effects of the gravitational field, and when I can do that, then maybe I might make some money:eek:
       
    9. pakkayu

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      Biker/vagabond mechanic tool box strapped to the back of a harley.
       
    10. HGorenz

      HGorenz New Member

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      Great question! I was born to to engineer. I don't believe that I would be as satisfied in any other profession.
       
    11. kwng

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      I'll be a doctor as I simply like biology, pathology and medicine.
       

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