Are you going to be remembered? I just read an article called “What Will They Say When You Are Dead” which focuses on what your family and loved ones will say about you during your funeral.
It is an interesting article and poses a question well worth asking, but it misses something. If you’re like me, you may have gone even farther and asked yourself an even greater question.
How will the world remember you?
History is filled with those who have done good, those who have done bad, and those who, well history has forgot.
Obviously nobody wants to be remembered as someone who has done bad. No one wants to be the next Hitler or Stalin and have your name forever etched into the history books as the face of evil.
There is also a problem with just becoming another faceless being who history has forgotten. If history has forgot your name then it is almost as if you never existed. After death you may live on in the memories of others, but that slowly fades away as the newer generations replaces the older ones.
The best way to be remembered is to do something that helps humanity grow. Figure out what your passion is and help to advance mankind through your passion.
This begs the question, what are you truly passionate about? And what do you want the world to remember you for?
That is something I have been wondering myself for quite some time and is why I have delayed building this blog for about 3 months after I registered the domain. See if you hadn’t noticed, this blog is named after me. It represents me.
Ultimately this blog will outlive me and continue to share with the world the wisdom I have accumulated and the mistakes I have made in my own life. It needs to be something I can be proud of and something that can help the entire world. After much soul searching I have found my true passion is and always has been self improvement.
I one day hope to go down in history as a guide, someone who helped others improve their own lives and follow their passions. By helping as many people live a better happier life and giving them the courage to go after their own dreams I feel like I am helping mankind advance as a whole.
To me, that sounds like a better goal then trying to accumulate as much money as I can or to simply waste my time away getting drunk everyday and celebrating the fact that I can still move.
Now that you know a little bit about my goal in life, it’s your turn. What do you want the world to say about you when you are gone? Not 1 year after you have passed away or 5 years, but 300 years? What passion will you share with the world? Will you find your passion through scientific discovery like Einstein, Galileo, or our Sir Isaac Newton did? Is your passion in art like Picasso or Leonardo Da Vinci? Will you live on through a sport or become an entertainer?
The choice is up to you. This is a world filled with endless possibilities. But you have to be the guide of your own life and determine just where you want to be headed.
Take some time to ask yourself what role you want to play in this larger scene of mankind. How does it affect your life today? When you’ve got an idea about what you want your legacy to be, tell the world by commenting below and letting us all know.
What will the world say about you when you have passed away?