Do we have any obligation to future generations of modelers with regards to what kind of hobby we pass on to them?

As a fledgling modeler, I was inspired by people whose work and accomplishments stirred something in my imagination. The people who inspired me weren’t aware that they had. They didn’t even know I existed and they weren’t thinking about leaving any sort of legacy. They were just doing something they enjoyed to the best of their abilities and sharing it with others.

But, the quality of their work had an impact on many people over the years because they were pushing their personal boundaries of what the hobby could be. It begs the thought that we have no way of knowing when or how our own work may impact others. Does knowing this change anything? For the majority, no, not one iota. It does give one pause though, to wonder what sort of hobby are we passing on?

Regards,
Mike