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Life without You -- Writer's Poke #134

For Writers:

Have you ever wondered what the world will be like when you aren't around to wonder?

For most of time future, you won't be around. And when you're gone, some people might remember you for a while, but it won't be long before those people are gone, too. And then, all the people that knew you, or knew the people that knew you, will be gone as well.

Simply put, in less than a hundred years time, even the idea of you will have vanished. Even the most famous people in the world become nothing more than a name. Take Alexander the Great, for example. The man conquered "the World," but what do most people know about him, really?

So, if you're not remembered for "you," how can your legacy go on? Or does it matter?

What difference can you make with your life that will last at least 100 years into the future? Would it bother you if you didn't receive the individual credit for making such a long-lasting difference?

"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." -- William James


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