By the time you bid bye-bye to this world, what do you want the remaining earthlings to remember about you? Where I come from, I should say, the most stupid thing people do is to eulogize education and other unimportant stuff.
Personally, I would prefer something written about my achievements on earth. Talk about change I initiated and became a success story. “All these are vanity,” the bible says this about riches and educations in human life.
Why do humans value things that are not that important, as a legacy, to the departed person? Not many people like being associated with ‘little’ society right! But is it worth it to say all about education achievements and at the end say nothing what he or she did for the society. How many people he or she assisted into dreams come true and why the person will be missed in the society.
We fail to see the reality about life! For many of us, life is just a gift given to us as an experiment purpose. We see it as a way to move comfortable life, after this life. That is why we have regions whose solo responsibility it to try to make change in people’s way of life. The promise of eternal happiness serves as the only way to create a room in hearts that can’t be changed easily. That is, we have people who are ready to do terrible things. To put them under control, the religious teachings helps them realize what they will miss if they go by their desires.
In my lifetime on earth, I have only heard one account where a negative eulogy was read before the people. This was necessary because it acted as a warning to others who had desire to pick up from where the deceased had left.
In my opinion, a legacy should be something positive that remains behind after someone has passed on. We do not have to value personal achievements that add nothing to the society as whole.
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