Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hands on Experience

As a electrical engineer,I feel I am blessed to have a job where I get to see how strategies are employed.I am there from the start. ... A rough model is got by brainstorming,converted into a reality by experimentation and then placed into the product and validated.It not a one "person" show.It involves around a hundred employees doing their best.When I graduated the mindset I had, was so different.I existed in a world which was idealized and complex models existed as mathematical equations.In the real world no such thing exists.The toughest thing is not to solve the mathematical or logical questions.The hardest part would be to make everything work.It requires understanding human Psyche,and being non judgemental.It requires understanding other's perspectives.It requires knowing that even though you may have a advanced degree you are not advanced than others..You are like everyone else...with faults..with fallacies which come out unexpectedly like everyone else.

A skill which we use our own hands to built stuff is necessary for everyone.When humans first evolved they used their hands to build everything.Somehow we are losing touch on the elemental fundamentals.I am not saying that we should treat automation as a bane.But we need to understand the pain that people take to build stuff.Everything comes out of some one's sweat and it may be invisible but it is still there.Even though I have not perfected the art of not judging other professions.....I am improving...

Every job is noble and has its own worth...Who am I to rate it as better or worse...But the teachers have told that if I fail,I may end up doing the menial jobs..But to unlearn this program in my may take me some time..

Taken from New york Times Article...

The visceral experience of failure seems to have been edited out of the career trajectories of gifted students. It stands to reason, then, that those who end up making big decisions that affect all of us don’t seem to have much sense of their own fallibility, and of how badly things can go wrong even with the best of intentions (like when I dropped that feeler gauge down into the Ninja). In the boardrooms of Wall Street and the corridors of Pennsylvania Avenue, I don’t think you’ll see a yellow sign that says “Think Safety!” as you do on job sites and in many repair shops, no doubt because those who sit on the swivel chairs tend to live remote from the consequences of the decisions they make. Why not encourage gifted students to learn a trade, if only in the summers, so that their fingers will be crushed once or twice before they go on to run the country?

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