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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Life Engineer

Engineering is the discipline, art and profession of acquiring and applying technical, scientific, and mathematical knowledge to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realize a desired objective or invention. - Wikipedia
Every day, we work hard at engineering our life. We actively participate in shaping it to safely realize our desired objectives. We don't sit back and let life happen to us. We engineer it. We actively craft all of our actions, behaviors, and situations such that they benefit us and bring us closer to our desired state.

Our current desired state is living upon a boat full time, exploring the world. The active engineering to do this includes studying and leveraging economics, psychology, philosophy, physics, and more. We could sit back and watch an hour of TV each night. Or, we can invest that hour in engineering our life. We chose the latter.

Each person can engineer their own life. If a person doesn't actively engineer their own life, then it will be engineered by others, shaped and bent to their will to serve them and their needs. This is most readily seen by observing marketing efforts. Companies invest a lot of time and money trying to engineer your life such that you buy their products.

Whom is your engineer? Are you driving your own train? Or are you on the tracks laid by others? It is completely your choice. It is completely your life.

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