Originally Posted by old guys
This was sent to me by my son the mechanical engineer. I thought it was pretty good. Old Guys
There is a ton of truth to that.
I was always dismantling things to figure out how they worked, and building stuff all around the farm. Dad says I started at about 5 years-old, when I mostly dismantled things.
As time went on, it went from rebuilding car and farm equipment engines, to restoring complete classic cars, to designing and building farm machinery and car trailers, to learning carpentry, electrical and plumbing, and so on and so on.
Funny thing is, when I went to university, I chose Civil Engineering rather than mechanical or electrical, as mostly I wanted to build bigger things.
Lots of people make fun of engineers, but I think they wouldn't mind being one.