DailyBlog : How I Will Be Remembered

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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list

Today’s Question : If you left this life tomorrow, how would you be remembered?

That’s a slightly entertaining question. How could anyone give “one answer” to that? I’d be remembered differently by different people, as everyone will. To some, I’d be remembered as a person who showed them kindness in a time of need. To others, I’ll be remembered as someone who did or said something that hurt them. (And hopefully they’ll also remember that if I did, I apologized and took responsibility.) Our experiences with other people are so unique and individualistic as is the imprint we leave on their lives.

We are responsible for the impressions we leave on others, but we are not responsible for the “convenient opinions” others form of us. None of us are perfect. We’re going to mess up. We’re going to clash with people, and we’re going to push their buttons. It’s not the inevitable ways in which we may clash that define the type of person we are, but it’s how we respond after. Do we acknowledge the validity of everyone’s differences? Do we apologize when we make mistakes that impact the lives of others? Do we walk away when a compromise cannot be reached, or when its an issue of our personal values being called in to question?

I don’t know how I’ll be remembered by people when I die, but that’s because how people choose to remember me is their choice and its out of my control. How I actually am while I’m alive, that’s My choice. I try to be the best version of myself that I can be, and I choose to trust that the people who actually matter in my life will see that, and that’s what they’ll remember.

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