You won't be remembered. Unless...
When you die, you probably won’t be remembered.
If you don’t believe me, ask yourself this:
How many of us really know anything about our own great grandparents?
Very few of us. The world’s already forgotten about them. And we’re talking about people that were only a couple of generations back.
The world's a giant petri dish, and we’re all just lumps of bacteria powered by chemicals and biological algorithms. Then we're dust and ashes.
The thing is, when you’ve popped your clogs, it won’t matter how much money you had. Or how many 80-hour weeks you did for that promotion. Or what car you drove. Or what holidays you went on. Or how many Vaynerchuk, Sinek, Cordone “You can all be as rich as us but please keep paying us to tell you how we got rich” seminars you attend.
None of that shit will give you a legacy. A few decades after your death, it’ll be forgotten.
You see, your legacy will be what you create. The words you pen. The music you compose. The things you build.
And that’s why the arts are so important. That’s why it’s critical that we continue to teach creative subjects in schools.
That’s why, if you want to be remembered, focus on creating stuff. It's a reflection of your humanity and it's all we really have.
If you want to be forgotten, focus on the money.
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- It's not our material success that will be our legacy - but the things that we have created.