A certain writer once wrote, “Work for a cause and not applause; live life to express and not to impress; don’t strive to make your presence noticed just make your absence felt. Leave a legacy.”
Peter Strople puts it this way “Legacy is not leaving something for people; its leaving something in people.”
The #BeRemembered social media campaign is an iniative started by a young spoken word poet and author who goes by the stage name MessenJah. With this campaign, he sets to ignite a passion in young people to leave a worthwhile legacy and live a life that will go down in history books and will be remembered by generations after them.
Legacy is like fingerprints, Chuck Palahniuk once said,
“The idea is not to live forever but to create something that will”.
So the question is what are you doing right now that will live way after you are gone?
Albert Pine explains legacy by saying,
“What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
It’s all about the impact you leave in people’s lives and the carve you make in their hearts that will be etched into their minds and the story they will tell about you.
True success is not what you accomplish during the course of your life, it’s the inspiration other’s draw from you to reach the sky.
It should be understood that legacy is above finances, currency, artistry and fame but a question of whether or not one adds value to the world.
‘Being remembered’ goes far beyond what is recorded in history books or repeated in a song or poem but what is woven into the souls of those who remain after you are gone.
There are many history making figures who have left a legacy that no one can take from them.
WHAT WILL YOU BE REMEMBERED FOR?
By FAREN KUDZAI SAKUPWANYA.