Someone rightly pointed out, “The teachings of Plato, Mill, Kant, Spinoza, Descartes, Nietzsche, Epicurus, Confucius, and others will indeed provide a very solid foundation for the understanding of ethics. But it is important that ethics courses also deal with the pragmatic issues that confront engineers in the rough-and-tumble, everyday world in which they live and work.”
Engineers should not remain ‘behind the scene’, as they have traditionally remained. They should be present where they matter the most. A combination of godlike technology and myopic politics can lead to disaster. We can’t leave ourselves at the mercy of market forces. Let us not threaten our planet with our successes.
Sadhguru writes at one place, “We have tremendous tools of science and technology at our disposal…However, if the ability to wield such powerful instruments is not accompanied by a deep sense of compassion, inclusiveness, balance, and maturity, we would be on the brink of a global disaster.” At another place, he writes, “Some are suffering their failure, but ironically, many are suffering the consequences of their success.” Some are suffering from their limitations, but many from their freedom. You can’t transform the world without transforming the individual. Your joy, your misery, your love, your agony, your bliss, lies in your hands. Sadhguru called this ‘Inner Engineering’.