From time immemorial, humans have tried to understand why memory must not be lost. It is an important part of what truly makes us human and yet it is one of the most elusive and highly misunderstood aspect of human attributes. We see ourselves as beings who capture space and time, making, creating and reshaping human history. The quality time we spent together with our loved ones, the trials and tribulations in the face of adversity and how we are able to sustain this planet to the way it is today.
LEGACY: Are you reshaping the world into a better place or destroying it?
We see ourselves as beings who capture space and time, making, creating and reshaping human history. How your legacy would be told to the next generation, who are anxiously waiting, would be determine by what you have done for the society.
Legacy has been something which we only live for, which is believed to be the purpose of our very own existence, what you have and the way you have bequeathed into someone's life that will determine how people will talk about you later in life.
LEGACY according to the Longman dictionary is something that happens or exists as a result of things that happened at an earlier time. Etymologically, Legacy in a Latin word means (Legatia) which means Law.
Our legacy creates something great. It tells us how the nation continues to exist because of what the people in time past had provided for us which we use now in memory of them. Be it good or bad.
Memory is as important as humans. It is seen as a central attraction to the world because of our rationality, unlike animals who are only driven by their instincts. Legacy is important because it creates values to the society and without humans, the world would not have been a better place to live and that was why God told Man to continue the job of creation after the sixth day, reshaping and recreating for the unborn.
There are three things that paint the world; these are known as three L's of history:
This is what legacy does, it tells us the kind of people who created or destroyed.
But to get the best out of everyone we must talk about the evil in the past and explain to the coming generations what they need to avoid and what they must do for their tales to be told in a positive manner because everything we do today does not only affect us personally but tells of the family name of a person positively or negatively.
In a communistic life, which as a social stigma refers to a group of people or family that are perceived and served to distinguish them from other members of a society. It could be criminality attributes, associate not only with family but oneself, and for the fact that a person has done something evil can make it difficult for the family to wash out the social dirt the person has brought upon them.
Here is a quote from the writer of Nelson Mandela:
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
The only way to keep the human history moving forward in strength, for the betterment of us all, is to set a remarkable legacy that will help the little ones know the best way of life, as life is a reflection of what we do, the mirror of our being.
Legacy is good, set a quality time and reflect on the very best way you think will affect positively the next generation. And this, we should be able to rebuild our own coexistence because if we leave this world and the world did not miss you; you have not lived at all. We were only a notional member of the society who would be eternally forgotten."
Let us imagine how our community, our nation and our continent will be if we can change our thinking positively. Soon, all of us here today will go into the past. When our teeth will no longer be useful for meat, when our time is up, and the sun is out of our faces.
How your legacy would be told to the next generation, who are anxiously waiting, would be determine by what you have done for the society. We are nothing but legacy and what your legacy does in the life of others will determine the purpose of your existence because legends and legend turn into myth.
I would like to end with this "When we leave a good legacy for the next generation, the world will be as perfect as the Paradise we have always heard about."
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