What do you want to be remembered for?

Posted in Blog
16/07/2019 Mduduzi Luthuli

I think about this question constantly.

Will I be remembered? Will I even be worth remembering? What will define my legacy?

Most people think of their legacy as the items that are divided in the reading of a final will and testament. But to leave a legacy behind after death is more than bequeathing money or property to loved ones.

Money can only last so long. And property—even that of sentimental value—may lose meaning over the years as it is passed down from one generation to the next.

A legacy isn’t only about leaving behind what you earned. Creating and leaving a legacy is more about what you learned over the course of your life.

Your legacy is your personal history.

Your life experiences cannot be reproduced in any way, shape or form. But they can be recorded for future generations to incorporate into their own way of thinking and life knowledge.

What will they say about you when you’re gone? Will future generations find meaning in your life? Will it serve as a guide to a life well lived?

Or will it serve as a warning? A grim tale of a life devoid of meaning? What not to do.

What do you want to be remembered for?

I think about this question constantly.

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