Importance of considering legacy as a goal
Depending on the type of the life you live, the value of the legacy you leave will vary; it can be within the range of ‘excellent’ and ‘bad’. The value of the legacy you leave will not depend on how wealthy you are. For instance, a very rich person can leave an exceptionally bad legacy to the disappointment of the society he lived. Of course, we don’t want to encourage you to leave a bad legacy; while encouraging you to live a wonderful life, let’s take a look at why you should consider leaving a legacy than making money.
Legacy is a part of your life already
The life you live already is built on a platform that is made out of various aspects; one is legacy. Those who were here before you have created the world around you and you are now a part of it. Likewise, you will leave a world to the others who come after you. Whether they like it or not, they have to live in the world you created. So, don’t you think that it is our duty to leave a better world for the others to live?
It can make things really good or bad
We have heard plenty of stories about people who have done greater amount of good things for the entire world. Apart from the stories, the society you presently live might have plenty of such people who are likely to leave something good for the next generation at the least. On the other hand, there are others who have caused significant disasters to the entire society or to the people around them at the least. What you remember is that what we do definitely affect the others more or less. We have the power of creating good or evil in different scales; hope you choose the good. If you leave a good legacy, that will worth million times than a hefty bank account you leave.
It is an undeniable responsibility
No matter whether you like it or not, you leave a legacy for the others who will replace you in the future. Therefore, you have an undeniable responsibility to leave an impressive legacy. If you are thankful to what you are at present, the legacy others left is a part of it. So, it is your responsibility to pass it to the future. Even if you didn’t enjoy much of legacy, you have a responsibility to act better than the others and leave something appreciable for the world.
It is a way of giving up selfishness
Leaving a legacy is building something that lasts beyond our selves. To do so, you must have a great deal of selflessness. If you can leave a legacy that makes several other people’s lives better, you are better than most of the rich people in the society. What you must focus is not the fame of recognition; it is all about helping others even if you are not around to see how happy they live.