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

    1. Michael Ross

      Michael Ross Well-Known Member

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      Some folks think you can't be a true engineer if you have other things you would like to do. I wonder what da Vinci would have thought about that?
       
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    3. Dana

      Dana Well-Known Member

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      To me it's pretty clear that engineering isn't something I do for a living, or what I learned in school... it's central to what I am, from the time I was a small child, building things in the basement, ever more complex.

      About the only other thing that ever interested me as a career was being a pilot. Not airline flying, boring aerial bus driving, but Alaskan bush pilot... not really practical. Instead I fly for fun (and engineering is a large part of messing with a homebuilt plane).

      In another era, I'd probably have been a blacksmith or boat builder or something like that.
       
    4. PierArg

      PierArg Well-Known Member

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      Engineering is not a profession but it is a vocation.

      You can become whatever you want...but not an engineer.
      You can born engineer, not become it.
       
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    5. SCIYER

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      I would have been in the hospitality industry. I always wanted to be a Chef!!!
       
    6. RyanN

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      Probably still locked into a dead end job never taking a chance on myself, and most definitely wouldn't have a patent. ;-)
       
    7. acejunker

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      If not an mechie

      I would be a teacher, psychologist
       
    8. gentlered

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      I was born with technical intuitiveness, from the design and fabrication of toys to the design and fabrication of present day agricultural implements. What more can I say.???....hahahahah
       
    9. mvalenti

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      making more of these....
      [​IMG]
       
    10. dynosor

      dynosor New Member

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      Physicist or artisan...
       
    11. Marnie Dorsey

      Marnie Dorsey Active Member

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      I would definitely be a chef, would open my own catering services and would later venture on restaurant business.
       

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