There are things that we all have in common. Every single one of us wants to be remembered. It gives our life a purpose – even on the darkest of days.
We strive to achieve acclaim and awards whether that is through writing, acting, music, sports or politics. We all want our life to mean something. To be able to look back on a full life and say to our grandchildren, “Sure life can be difficult sometimes, but live it to its fullest and it’s all worth it.”
Recently I asked myself the question: who would realise if I didn’t leave my house for a day, or two, maybe even a week? The honest answer can be quite upsetting, but not if I can now use it as an agent of change.
At the end of the day, the saddest truth of life is who will remember us when we’re gone? A few friends and family that we’ve left behind, but not the common man in the street. That’s why so many of us take on too much. We are constantly trying to help others in an effort to combat our fear of not being remembered.
What will be your legacy?