absolutely everything counts

Hello to the III. I will endeavor to share over a half century on earth worth of experience with you; take it or leave it; that is up to you.
As I was walking through the work environment the other early morning; heading out to my truck; I came to the realization that with the direction we are going; absolutely everything will be important. Little bits of wire, nuts, bolts – who knows what – may become of inestimable value, when the ability to create those items ceases. If you don’t agree, I’m good with that. But know that to a certain extent you are betting your life and the lives of those you love; on the decisions you make today.  I work in passenger aviation; it is not glamorous; it is hard work. (the glamour is above the wing, not where I work… ) In any case, we have a habit of picking things up that might get ingested into the large turbines we work around.  So all of us, most anyway, have spent time picking up all variety of things. This is called “fodding”; picking up “foreign object damage” items. In the years I’ve done this, I now have the habit of “fodding” the planet. I pick up everything I see that gets bypassed; and the other day it occurred to me that it is what all of us will be doing by necessity once the excitement begins. I have found nuts, bolts washers, nylon strap, tools – all kinds of things. I am not sure I want to share this because it means less of all this for me… but I can’t fod the entire world; and it might help you and yours. Absolutely everything will matter.

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