When I Daydream

“Become what you are not yet”- Saint Augustine. When you daydream, who do you hope to become in the future.

I flick the light switch, grab a key off the rack and walk over to open the falcon door of my electric masterpiece. The garage door opens and I roll out an eight hundred horsepower beast, capable of going from zero to sixty in two seconds flat. This is my creation – a car that I have designed, prototyped, tested, added onto and retested until I’ve ended up with a work of art and machinery that I am proud of. This is what I daydream about.

As a dancer recalls the moves before she performs, I am constantly reviewing my ambitions in my mind. Cars are a regular theme as I find them fascinating in every way. Whether on a long run or while eating my breakfast, I daydream about being part of a team that crafts the future of getting from point A to point B in new and exciting ways.

Is it bad to dream ambitiously? Elon Musk had daydreamed that he would colonize mars and despite the skepticism of many, he has become the man behind the future of space travel and the founder of the most revolutionary electric car company of our time. Some have told me that being the best is not a realistic goal or that designing cars is a shallow pursuit. Yet, I want to be an engineer who designs safe automobiles that maximize the utter thrill of driving,...

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