Washington Laboratories – Truth & Engineering
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“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” — Virginia Woolf
Being true to ourselves: that is embodied in the essential mindset of the engineer. Engineering and the people that love engineering know that they are driven to speak the truth–this comes by their very nature. They are compelled to seek truth.
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
Engineers are some of the most honest and truth-telling people on the planet. That is because observations about our existence are driven by an empirical understanding of the world (an unfortunate negative to this is occasional cynicism).
Open-minded observations about the world, how it works, what makes it move, bring pleasure and completeness to the engineering soul.
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” — Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
The ultimate gauge of our lifework is leaving goodness in our wake. The things that we do in our daily engineering lives are only worthwhile if they improve our community and our society.
“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” — Ernest Hemingway
Trust is the ultimate outcome of being true: Be true to yourself and true to others.