And in the end? What’s your legacy?

Someday we are not going to be around here anymore. We know that. At least our physical version. But… our legacy, our accomplishments will stay around. Does that really matter?

I don’t think so.

Every time someone I care about dies, I don’t remember about titles, accomplishments or anything like that. Life is not about that.

I remember stories and how that person impacted my life. Lessons I learned. I remind conversations, moments and feelings.

Prince died on April 21st 2016. Although there’s a lot of top 10 playlists about him, I was sad about the loss and reading stories, like the ones I’ve found on Jimmy Fallon and with my good friend David Hussmann.  There’s also emotion, and I could feel that watching Adam Levine performing Purple Rain:

In life, we can win or lose, and that’s normal. What about regrets? Bronnie Ware wrote about 5 regrets of the dying, so make sure you are taking care of these:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Every time someone we know dies, we think a little bit about our lives. Are we living like we want it? The Beatles says (The End):

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to
The love you make

So, I believe we need to create moments to stop for a while. Take a deep breath. Another one. And again.

Don’t know about you. I need to take the word love more seriously. Still learning.

— Daniel Wildt (check other posts)

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