What’s in a name?

All we are is a name. When we die, and our predecessors die, and our peers, and their peers die, who will remember us? What will we have done for them to remember? All of these CEO’s, celebrities, politicians might run the world and make the rules right now but they are going to be dead and forgotten just like 99% of us. Sure maybe someone will stumble across a name in generations to come and think “huh Tim Cook – wonder what he did” but they won’t ‘know’ anything about him. Not really. And if these are the ‘important’ people of this generation then what chance does that give the ordinary, working people? If we don’t matter right now, we certainly won’t mean anything in the future…

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6 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. You know, I have these thoughts too every so often. But I agree with the above comment; we matter right here, right now! It doesn’t matter if we don’t mean anything to the generations in the future, what’s important is we mean something to the people we know, those we care about and who care about us.

    The only ‘legacy’ we need to leave behind is the legacy of good memories with each other πŸ™‚

    Great post πŸ™‚

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  2. I think about this too. It only matters to me that my kids know who I am and my future grandchildren know who I am. The positive side of facebook, is that you can have your facebook page left up after you die. I remember doing genealogy in school… we had to trace back our family and do a family tree. Imagine what your grandkids and their kids might be reading one day if facebook stays afloat that long.

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