When I was growing up, it mattered what people thought of me, but I didn’t think about how that would tie in with my legacy at the time or what legacy I would personally leave behind.
But as we go about our daily lives, do we think about our legacy and the impact our legacy will have on others, once we’re no longer here. I’m not really sure we think that way, but very often I believe the issues we deal with become our legacy, because of our change in behaviour; the way we are with people.
I have witnessed what happens when someone leaves a legacy behind that I wouldn’t want to have myself. Unfortunately, even with the good things we do in our lives, one bad decision can change everything, it doesn’t matter what’s gone before. People tend to have very long memories.
Even if we go on to make good in our lives after a past we’re not proud of, the past still tends to follow us; people won’t let that go. That doesn’t make it right it just makes it what it is, but everyone deserves a second chance; regardless of what’s past.
I believe legacies matter. Even if we haven’t done much in our lives, it’s always nice for people to think good thoughts about us when we’re no longer here.