Sales, marketing, consulting… these are paid positions that society finds useful in many contexts, but the world and its future are not dependent on these occupations. Engineering, however, is something the world cannot do without.
Engineering can be considered the world’s oldest profession because it predates humanity. Just ask Charles Darwin, whose famous theory of evolution is based on the idea that nature constantly engineers itself to survive and adapt. Bruce Dickinson surely agrees. According to the famous rocker, engineering is one of the most important things you can teach a child to aspire to.
“Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you’ll have an engineer for life.”
– Bruce Dickinson
England-born Paul Bruce Dickinson is a musician, airline pilot, author, broadcaster and entrepreneur. Not many people have such a diverse skill-set under their belt. As a musician, he lead signs for none other than the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. As for his other pursuits, he flew planes for Astreus Airlines and captained his band’s converted Boeing 757, he presented his own radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music, he hosted TV documentaries, and even made his own beer with Robinson’s Brewery. About the only thing he didn’t do is movies. Oh, wait. According to Wikipedia, he writes film scripts too.