How do you want to be remembered?/ morality

  • andreseward

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    Apr 27, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    To me, the most important thing i can do in my life is affect others in a positive way. I want people to remember me for caring about the conditions of others,being full of life, a good friend and listener, being fabulous ( http://assets7.rjstatic.com/images/global/icon_lol.gif ) and overall being a good person i guess.

    and i also feel like if we live with others in mind then we can only do good. and is a basis for morality.

    blah blah

    Also, what do you all think is the significance of morality?

    thoughts?
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    Apr 27, 2011 12:53 PM GMT
    Personally, I think this is a great topic for a thread...call me old fashioned, but I believe that maintaining high standards for oneself is THE most important obligation we have towards making this a better world for all.
    It saddens me that this topic has not been posted to...but I guess is pales in comparison to more important stuff like swimwear, the royal wedding and some of the other meaningless BS that has been posted lately.
    Maybe it's missing something...like a pic of some guys' naked ass...icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 27, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    Great question. I think about this a lot, though I don't obsess on it. I'd like to be remembered by my nieces and nephews as a loving and supportive uncle, maybe a little crazy and fun.
    By the folks who come to our estate sale, as a person with eclectic interests and an interesting art collection, and a great library (BTW, nobody is going to buy e-books at an estate sale!)
    I would use ethics rather than morality, only because morality can be a pejorative term, too tied to conventional religion. I would like to be remembered as someone who treated all life with respect, trusting and faithful to his loved ones.
    Oh yeah, I would also like to be remembered as one of the hottest men of his eraicon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 27, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Friendsrbetter said
    It saddens me that this topic has not been posted to...but I guess is pales in comparison to more important stuff like swimwear, the royal wedding and some of the other meaningless BS that has been posted lately.
    Maybe it's missing something...like a pic of some guys' naked ass...icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

    Oh right, this thread needs more of your truculence and stupidity.
    Frankly, I'd rather have the swimwear discussion.


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    Apr 27, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    Morality is too personal and situational to be generalized, and will likely have little to do with legacy.

    Some might even suggest the ego involved in concern over one's legacy is immoral in any context. Yet it's a basic human need to be known and recognized, so while it's understandable, it likely has little to do with morality unless one's legacy goal is to be remembered as a good person. But even that is going to be in historical context, a context written by future people bringing their own context. (Makes me think of those Texas textbooks that won't/don't use the word slavery.)
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    Apr 27, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    I want to be remembered as the most important person in history.
    But like my pa always told me: "you can shit in one hand, want in the other, and see which one fills up faster."
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    Apr 27, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    I just hope I'm remembered fondly.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 27, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    sahem62896 saidI just hope I'm remembered fondly.



    Same. Can't really ask for more than that.
  • Cuchullain

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    Apr 27, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    Glad the thread got re-opened. This world is so obviously lacking moral guidance from a bunch of hot shirtless guys. It's too bad the OP was kinda incoherent.

    and i also feel like if we live with others in mind then we can only do good. and is a basis for morality.

    blah blah


    What does that even mean? It's like Yoda on crack at a beauty pageant. Maybe he was speaking in tongues.

    Ok have at it buff sages.
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    Apr 27, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    I want people to know my name world wide. I want them to say "look at what he accomplished!" I just want to be remembered as doing something worthwhile and important in my life... and most of that comes down to my accomplishments thus far as an athlete. I just need to keep it up.
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    Apr 27, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    i just want to be remembered for always laughing and making others laugh. life's too short to be serious all the time.
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    Apr 27, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    I would like to leave the world a better place for having been here.

    How I'll be remembered? I couldn't care less. I'll be dead. Having a statue in my honor or thousands of mourners has absolutely no bearing on the dead me rotting in the ground.
    I'd rather have a positive effect on people around me in the now, not at some unspecified point in the future.
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    Apr 27, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    This is the "what do you want to be when you grow up" thread for adults. Ha, its more about "how significant do you want your life to be to others when its over for you".

    I want the same as everybody else. My worst fear in the universe is to be forgotten after I die. There must be something I can do to stop that from happening.
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    Apr 27, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    I want to be remember while I'm alive, when I'm dead it does not matter.
  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 27, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    I want my tombstone to be in the shape of a bare foot....or at least have a pair of bare feet engraved on it. icon_wink.gif
  • commoncoll

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    Apr 27, 2011 8:49 PM GMT
    sahem62896 saidI just hope I'm remembered fondly.

    Just this. I also want it to be remembered that I raised my children well.
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    Apr 27, 2011 8:52 PM GMT


    For me I will be remembered for the legacy I have left behind...
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    Apr 27, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    The most beautiful compliment I ever received in life was "Why do you always smile? Every time I see you, you are smiling." That person didn't even realise that I was so honoured by that and to be honest I hope I will be remembered for smiling all the time.

  • masculumpedes

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    Apr 27, 2011 8:54 PM GMT
    Monir saidThe most beautiful compliment I ever received in life was "Why do you always smile? Every time I see you, you are smiling." That person didn't even realise that I was so honoured by that and to be honest I hope I will be remembered for smiling all the time.




    Hmmm...with "no photos".....it's hard for me to tell....icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 27, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
    Ducky47 saidI want to be remember while I'm alive, when I'm dead it does not matter.

    But the significance of your existence depends on what you leave behind as well as your own experience while you live... are you that egotistical that you dont care what happens after you die???
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    Apr 27, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
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    Monir saidThe most beautiful compliment I ever received in life was "Why do you always smile? Every time I see you, you are smiling." That person didn't even realise that I was so honoured by that and to be honest I hope I will be remembered for smiling all the time.




    Hmmm...with "no photos".....it's hard for me to tell....icon_wink.gif


    It wasn't a compliment in the category "you look good" or "you're hot/cute... whatever". It was just from a fellow student. I have scary teeth, so that's why I don't put up pics. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 27, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    i want to just produce stuff while Im alive..
  • Anto

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    Apr 27, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    and i also feel like if we live with others in mind then we can only do good. and is a basis for morality.

    Maybe for morality but doesn't necessarily mean it's 'good' though. Is ex-gay therapy doing good? They only have the best intention for others.
    Hitler wanted to make Germany and it's people great.
    Just think of various religions - they only want good for others too, problem is not everyone agrees about it or even wants it.

    A good fictional example are the Borg in Star Trek. They only want to better everyone and bring order out of chaos.
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    Apr 27, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    Somerdom-

    Really! Why would I care when I'm dead. I make an impact when I'm alive!
    Like help two of my family members through college and partially support another. When I'm dead that's gone. If I'm not remembered it's does not matter because "I'M DEAD"!

    Get it! Got it! GOOD! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 27, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    Making a quiet impact, like being remembered for one's immorality, has it's own rewards. If I go unremembered I did my job right.