So much is made of the carbon footprint that we reputedly leave behind us. Some people have changed their diets moving away from meat, have decided to use more sustainable energy sources and have become more determined to have a ‘recycling lifestyle’. Others give it little thought as the idea of responsibility towards future generations is far from them. Where are you on the spectrum and how have things shifted in your thinking? Turn it on its head for a moment and think about the footprint that another has made in your life – perhaps a parent, a friend or a teacher. What impact has their footprint had in your life, for good or bad? Take another look at your own footprint in the lives of those around you.
- ‘My mother always told me that as you go through life, no matter what you do, or how you do it, you leave a little footprint, and that's your legacy’ – Jan Brewer
- ‘Family is very important to me because that is the footprint we perpetuate. That is, the ripple in the water when the rock first impacts the pool, and it is those waves, that energy that one produces, that determines our direction’ – Larry Wilcox