How would you like to be remembered?

  • DiverScience

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    Jan 23, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    So, I'm going to be speaking at the memorial for my coworker (the one I posted about earlier) and as this thing has gotten larger and more formal, I started thinking.

    How would you like to be remembered? What would you like people to say about you, when you're gone?
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    Jan 24, 2009 12:51 AM GMT
    Personally, I don't feel I've accomplished anything great enough that gives me a right to be remembered... besides, to put it rather bluntly, when I die, I will no longer exist so, I personally wont be to phased who or how I am remember
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 25, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    So you don't want your friends/family to remember you? I'm not necessarily talking about the *world* remembering you.
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    Jan 25, 2009 2:24 PM GMT

    ZiMsTeR (1974-____)

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    Jan 25, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    I'd like to be remembered that every interaction I had with someone improved their life in some way, whether I made that person smile, gave them some advice, made that person feel better about him or herself, etc. My tag line for my consulting is "Helping You Do More Than You Think You Can".

    Also, that I lived my life in an honorable way, and tried to model what I wanted to have come to fruit in the world.

    Kinda simple, really
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    Jan 25, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    Personally, I dont think I would care what people say about me after I die, because I will be dead, but I do hope that everyone I love is happy and ok. I also hope that I get to see most of them achieve what they want in life.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 25, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    As someone who helped his fellow humans, regardless of how any of them regarded him. As someone who tried to reduce suffering in the world.
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    Jan 25, 2009 4:56 PM GMT
    A son, a brother, a friend, a lover (hopefully), an uncle, and a father (hopefully). The rest, I couldn't care less. Nothing special. Someone human and imperfect. Dreams and failures and everything in between.

    Dignity in death only matters to those who are still living, not to those who died. I won't be any different.
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    Jan 25, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.

    -woody allen.
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 25, 2009 5:06 PM GMT
    Myself, I would like to be remembered for the joy and peace I brought to the lives of friends, family, an acquaintances.

    I would like those who knew me to be thankful that I was in their lives, for however long I was, and for that to be enough to mitigate their sadness at my passing.
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    Jan 25, 2009 5:10 PM GMT
    My work in the Jaycees, especially work for Muscular Dystrophy and Toys For Tots. And also for giving up a great job away from home to help my Dad with his bout with cancer.
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    Jan 25, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    As someone who helped people
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    Jan 25, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    I want to be remembered as that guy that you could never forget, no matter how hard you tried! ...Why?...I'm still working on that part! LOL icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 25, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    i won't be. well, maybe by a generation or two, but who can say anything about their great great grandfather? and i probably won't even have children to remember me. i'll rot away to dust and even my gravestone will erode with time. im not concerned about leaving any kind of lasting mark- i don't delude myself; our lives are ephemeral at best. we're not here to immortalize ourselves- those that try will always fail, and even those rare few in the history of man who have become legends are never remembered as they would have liked. best to focus on the things that matter- enjoyment of life, learning from it, personal growth and evolution (particularly spiritual), and death with grace and confidence; those are my goals, and i live for myself- not for others perceptions of me.
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    Jan 25, 2009 6:06 PM GMT
    How would I like to be remembered?

    - for my sense of humour;
    - for my tolerance and good nature;
    - for my resilience;
    - for my attention to focusing on what is important and ignoring the trivial and petty.

    Some of my relatives are still fondly remembered for their contributions generations after their deaths. That to me is a good legacy.
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    Jan 26, 2009 12:47 PM GMT
    For keeping everyone else entertained, even if it were at my own expense.