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As a mechanical engineer who is also a writer, this sort of thing makes no sense to me. Life isn’t an either or, and it hasn’t been like that for a while. Rather than putting science against the arts, perhaps thinking about creating an economy that works for us all? would be nice

Plus let’s be honest here. Im a technical person and have flirted w getting into cyber for ages, but the things I love about mech engineer are not actually in cyber. I don’t want to do PEN tests for banks all my Life. Its not quite being in a workshop, or living on a rig -

There’s a bigger question here about what the point of all this is. Encouraging people to explore different jobs is great. But are we talking about quality of work / Life? Have we thought about whether these environments are welcoming or hostile? What energy are we putting into

Changing the structures of these industries? Do you know depressing it is going into work with people who think who you are isn’t of value? No amount of money is worth it for everyone

I’ve gone off on a tangent. But it’s taken me a long time (and I’m still working on it) to unlearn the ‘undervaluing’ of the arts that I grew up with, and stuff like this doesn’t help, and makes me sad. Because we should be better.
This is one reason why I quit robotics. I thought it was can work and build fun stuff...but when we went to regional championships there was the FREAKING MILITARY??? And Lockheed Martin and Delta. And they were ALL like....we make planes for the military >:)

Me: am I gonna build a space ship!?

Robotics fair: No bich! You live in georgia!! Now help us build these aerial bombers and military excavation robots! :))


Like both delta and Lockheed Martin are here and several large military bases so we actually got to visit delta hangers where they make the planes and I was like wow! Planes! And then later i found out airlines are big jerks and make stuff for the airforce.

I wish I would've known I could still probably build spaceships....but idk I was like 15 I didn't know shit. I was just like....I don't see any spaceships!???
I liked the commercial planes...planes are a lot here in Georgia theres a school for it and they have their own airport.

We went there it was cool. Its in the country tho because its a tiny airport for regional flights so the students learn how a control tower works. The control tower is super cool.