Thursday, January 3, 2013

A car with two engines

I heard the call to write when I fetched my glass of cold water before I went to bed.

I remember reading it somewhere that there was a new Mercedes Benz Hybrid car that runs on 4 electric motors. However, when I searched for it on the internet, nothing related to it showed up. (Perhaps, it is because either I read it from a newspaper that tells nothing but only lies or I was just not so good at looking for information on the internet). Anyway,  the purpose of this post is to write neither about the obviously expensive Mercedes nor the mainstream newspaper. Rather, I believe that I am somehow inspired to relate the concept of having more than one engine in a single car to almost every single thing in this mortal life.

Before I go further on explaining how the concept of having multiple engines in a car related to various aspects of life, let's us first assume that such car exists somewhere in some parts of this planet. For the sake of simplicity, let's assume that the car that we are going to use as a model or reference is powered by two engines that move its two frontal wheels. Next, in order to better present the idea, I provide you with this nonscientific yet enlightening diagram below.

I know it is not a nice diagram, but please pretend that it is an expensive Mercedes you are looking at

Now, let's take this car to a smooth straight ride on a controlled environment track. To ensure the car moves in a straight path, both of the engines have no other choice but to run at the very same speed; or else, the car will take its driver to an ever distorting path (and most probably never get to the desired endpoint). In a case where one of the engines is slower than the other, the control system must be good enough to ascertain that either the slower engine has to keep up to the pace (with the price of more fuel) or the faster engine has to slow down to the other engine's speed (by sacrificing the precious time taken to get to the desired endpoint).

Now, we pretty much have a good understanding about how a car with two engines works. Fine. But what does it has to do with my life?

I believe it is better for me to answer that question with the following statement: For most of us, school graduation marks the end of the age of a car with one engine, it is now the age of a car with multiple engines (up to four). For those who haven't got the point, knock your head twice until you get it.  Now that I have moved to a different phase of life, I believe that is why the idea of having two engines stuck up in my mind. Nonetheless, don't be a fool to do things without getting educated.

In the real life, we are/will be (God-willing) one of the engines in a vehicle called life to a destined endpoint. The act of joining two engines in a single car must at least serve a purpose. After all, we are not, or worse than, livestock that live the life of eating and mating; therefore, we must be serving a great purpose.

So, now that we know how to and what it takes to get the car moving on the straight path, we should strive our best to ensure the car gets at the good endpoint in a good condition within a specific yet unknown definite interval of time before it runs out of gas. And God forbid, it is very undesired to have the knocked-down car somewhere on the side of the track waiting to be burned by the heat of eternal sun. We also don't want to slow down the other engine just because we are so lazy to take responsibilities.

This vehicle or car that we are talking about does not only reflect our mortal life but also other aspects of life such as financial planning & management, family business, house chores, social works, winter trip planning, and the list goes on. If one of the engines is not equipped with enough interest, understanding and education, the car might not be able reach its destination - in which is undesired. So, being responsible and good communication are the keys of well-maintained high performing luxury supercar that is ready to take one to perpetual heavenly vacation!