Day 5 of Positivity Week:  Your Impact

What positive impact (or impacts) do you hope to leave behind when you go? Do you hope what positive impacts you leave behind will change the world for the better?

I’ve thought about this a lot today.  I’ve thought about it several times in my life, most recently a few months ago.  I always come up empty.  I don’t think the current life I’m living will have any lasting impact on the world.   Those who are close to me will remember me when I am gone.  When they are gone it will be forgotten that jr cline ever existed.  That is how it’s been for thousands of years.  Millions, billions have been forgotten.  I see no reason why my brief walk across life’s stage should be remembered.

Don’t get me wrong.  This isn’t depressing.  Doesn’t bother me one bit.  I hope it doesn’t bother you.

If the above is wrong, I hope that any impact my existence has is positive.  Of course whether it is positive or not is really in the eye of the beholder.

Churchill had it right when he said, “History is written by the victors.”

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