Hold on a minute. Those of us who are not engineers … we know engineers. Lovely people, and a broad range of fields of study, work, math/science. We’d be lost without them and could never get to the moon without their work. We probably can’t do much in life after we get out of bed each morning that there isn’t an engineer involved. Toilet – mechanical engineer. Coffee pot – electrical engineer. Walk across the floor – structural engineer. Gas up the car – chemical engineers, petroleum engineers. And so on.
Perhaps Adam and Eve were engineers.
Can’t live without them, can we?
Take a simple activity, like re-organizing your day, re-designing your work/life balance, your schedule, your eating/sleeping/working/playing routines. Yes, we need engineers – surely this is too complex to leave to mere non-engineering mortals.
Now this gets me thinking – can we trust engineers to do this? Are engineers any better at organizing their days, living their lives and being happy than the rest of us? Hold on – lets ask? What is their life expectancy (seems they have higher mortality rates), divorce rate (very low!).
Or, maybe we should leave the re-engineering of our day to ourselves (unless you are an engineer). Maybe we could look to other fields of expertise for some learning on how to make our day work better, make our lives work better – to squeeze more time out of life, and squeeze waste and misdirection out of our day.