Do we leave our mark on this planet or not? That’s a question each of us has to answer for him or herself. There are many, who cannot help but leave their mark; for the actions they take echo down through their family tree, or even through history. There are others who live their lives almost anonymously. There are happy people in both camps, just as there are sad or unfulfilled people in each camp. Our mark is our mark, it has nothing to do with happiness, contentment, good or evil. I for one, am certainly unqualified to judge whether or not ‘leaving a mark’ is better or worse for mankind at large.
The way in which I live my life, does in fact, mean I leave my mark. I am mindful that such a mark does more good than harm, be more beneficial for mankind than harmful. I believe that ‘good’ breeds ‘good’. If I live my life so that others benefit – then it seems that I benefit as well. I believe in a win-win way of living my life.
For me, living a remarkable life, is something that I have always wanted to do. I suspect that most people would want to live likewise. No doubt there are others that want anything but – and are content to live simple, anonymous lives, free of anxiety, stress and effort. Perhaps they have discovered the true secret to happiness. Needless, to say, that kind of life is not for me. I seek the remarkable.
A remarkable life is simply that – life whose mark was worth leaving again and again.
Think on it – make your mark.