I have never really thought much about death or how I want to die. What is really important to me is how people view me after I’m gone. One of my biggest fears is to leave this world without making a positive impact on it. As long as something beneficial to society happens because of something I do, I will be more than content with my legacy. For me, making a lot of money and being successful is nice, but it really doesn’t mean much if it doesn’t contribute to moving things forward or making a positive impact. That is one of the biggest reasons pushing me towards the health care field. While a person working for a large business company may make a lot of money in his career, his legacy will ultimately be determined by how much money he makes the company. Doctors, nurses, and dentists, on the other hand, work towards helping and solving people’s problems. I think it would be the coolest thing ever to help save a person’s life. Even if it’s just one person, I can rest easy knowing that I was able to impact someone’s life to such a high and positive degree. For me a legacy like that tops anything else.
What do you want to be remembered for and how much importance do you put into having a lasting legacy?