Archive for March, 2012

My Life’s Work

March 28, 2012

I’m done being depressed. I’m disappointed in the world and society in general; but maybe they are disappointed with me too. I just need to focus on myself and my place in the world: my job, my hobbies, my friends. Sounds selfish, but these are what I have been given. Maybe my world-saving work is really just to make sure that my company can serve the government and all it’s customer’s in the best manner possible. After all, many of those companies are doing important work, our engineers are too and I get to help make sure they are happy and also complying with all the applicable laws.

It occurred to me the other day that there’s not a single thing I do that doesn’t have some sort of government regulation tied to it. That’s pretty difficult to explain to an engineer, a “thinker.” Government regulations aren’t something you can think your way through. As a matter of fact, some government controls are best understood when one stops thinking – even by me!