I love what you said philosophy, it suggests to focus in present, and embraced what you can control.
While for me it's started with a big dream, because you can only access for what is available. But, I want it extreme, and nice. And also in reality, we cannot change something if we don't have power to control it. Because inferiority complex exist sometimes, even were competent enough. And I just hope those people who are privileged to have connections (especially in the government) will help and take a look, to care about to solve the problems in the environment, sustainability, and not just a small actions but a pushy and grand one.
I hope every engineer today's generation will speak up, encourage others, and do something in their reach. And it will start in ourselves by taking care our physical and mental health (a segway).