“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
– William James
It’s not just going through life and dying, it’s what you leave while you were living on earth that’s what matters, you are not just here to eat, get a job, marry, make 19 babies and die, no!, you are here for more than this.
Legacy is the inspirational you must leave to a fellow alive mankind long after you have left earth that must continue to inspire mankind progress. It’s not just living on this earth; it’s what you are leaving for this earth that matters when you are no longer on this earth.
If you study the biographies of great women and men who have left behind great thoughts of inspirational and wisdom, from Music to Inventors, to Literature, to freedom gain conquers etc. Great women and men like; Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Nelson Mandela, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, Wright Brothers, Marconi, Leo Tzu, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Maria Curie, Steve Jobs, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Hannel and main more. Some of the people above their legacies have lived for more than thousands, millions of years and centuries. Their thoughts up to now inspire, and motivate progress to humanity.
Imagine if your mind was without memory capacity, you would never remember anything, and without remembering they would be no legacy. Without mind memory, they would be no history. Man makes legacy, and legacy makes history. You don’t pass through earth to take; you pass through earth to give and leave inspiration, without this, you just existed as a stone does. Remember that life owes you nothing, you owe to life.
“I want it said of me best; that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow” – Abraham Lincoln
A good legacy lives the growth of progress behind but a bad legacy leaves a seed of lesson to learn from. People who die without legacy are rare remembered, in fact, you will be forgotten just minutes after you are buried in the cemetery as death is not so much an important issue, what is more important is what you should leave for your earth. Like I said, it’s not just passing through earth, its leaving history that will inspire others to become the best people they can be and achieve the best progress their can achieve.
Have you ever noticed that so main people have died, but so few people are remembered, including those who were you relatives too? Moreover, how can you be remembered if you did nothing worthwhile on this earth?
I love to remember individuals, who did something worthy for others and themselves; that inspire me too to live to contribute good thoughts to humanity, for my world too. Just some advice, if you can’t leave a legacy to the whole entire world, try to leave a legacy to your family, friends or your neighborhood as said “Family legacy it’s not what you leave to your children, it’s what you leave in your children”. Better to test your purpose, than none at all.
People will forget how you looked, but will remember the inspirational you have left behind. Inspirational thoughts never die, as somebody said books are people; as well in addition legacy is people. Without people without legacy. Your destiny on this earth is to be, do, have, share and leave good deeds.
“When a man dies, if he can pass enthusiasm along to his children, he has left them as estate of incalculable value” – Thomas Edison