I will build.
I built a car when I was six. A cardboard box drenched in watercolor and red crayon, with lids cut off to make four wheels, and a pizza tray bolted on for steering — it looked like something Fred Flintstone would drive. After hours of toil in my laboratory — the bedroom — it was ready for its maiden test drive. As Igot in, the car gave way to my weight and collapsed.
Later in my engineering classes I learned that I had executed a "catastrophic failure," but I had already learned the bigger lesson that day — I want to build.
I will build, for what I build takes on a life of its own and can have meaning and purpose beyond the time I live.
I will build to express my raw self, to surface the discord between my emotion and reason...to be in perpetual self transcendence.
I will build on my heritage, add to the family scrapbook...to share my present with the future.
I will build to unravel the unknowns, to tame them with my design...to be able to risk it all and materialize fantasy.
I will build to win, not to define myself but to further ourselves...to unleash our infinite ability.
I will build for people, to change their routine, to solve their problems... to inspire them to build.
I will build, for I am capable and have been given the opportunity to do so.
And I want to build that cardboard car again...but this time in green.