If you look closely at the convict made bricks used on some of the older buildings in Hobart, you will occasionally detect a thumb sized indentation near one of the corners. These were made by the first convicts who left their mark for posterity when they laid the bricks.
Even today, company owners in business and industry register trademarks, to ensure the uniqueness of their product is recognised by their particular mark.
In years to come, perhaps the world won’t recognise anything special about our individual lives, but nevertheless we will have made a contribution. Whether we realise it or not, we will have left our mark on society.
When you think about it, even though we live in a rapidly changing world, we still perform many tasks the way our parents and teachers taught us. Our own children learn from us and will no doubt pass on some of our traits and values to their children.
Let’s ensure what we give of ourselves today, might become the building blocks of tomorrow’s personalities, that will carry a mark we are proud to say is ours.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.