“I just want people to remember me a hundred years from now,” said screenwriter Rod Serling in 1975. Creator of the TV series The Twilight Zone, Serling wanted people to say of him, “He was a writer.” Most of us can identify with Serling’s desire to leave a legacy—something to give our lives a sense of meaning and permanence.
With the recent death of Kobe Bryant, many tributes are pouring in, each unique in their own way. Some remember him only as a basketball player who played for the LA Lakers or for the Lower Merion High School Aces, others will remember him as a loving father to four daughters, and husband to Vanessa Bryant.
Many will remember him as a philanthropist who created Mamba Sports Academy, others will remember him fondly as a man with integrity, passion and yes, flaws, however, no matter how you remember Kobe Bryant, the important thing is How do you want to be remembered?
11 thoughts on “How Do You Want To Be Remembered?”
Such sad news, just when he was embarking on the second stage of his life with his beautiful family 🙁 Sim – SimsLife x
Yes, such a tragedy, but they all left the world doing what they loved to do which most won’t.
I am still in shock over the news of his passing. Such a tragedy.
Yes, we never know when it’s our last day here on earth which is why we need to stay in positive gratitude!
I didn’t really follow him that closely. But I’ve read about his determination and his work ethic and I was always inspired by that. Despite not following him the way raging fans might have, I was heartbroken to hear about his death. I didn’t know how much someone like him would’ve affected me when I was, for all intents and purposes, so far removed. He really was inspiring and a legend of his time.
Yes, it’s such a tragedy, but thankfully his legacy will live on as he did so much for others with what he amassed with his talents.
Antionette, your post is timely for me as well as many others. When my mother passed away a couple of months ago, my aunt eulogized her by asking attendees what did they want their legacy to be. I want to be remembered as a loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I also want to be remembered as someone who gave her time and service to people selflessly because that is what my mother did. You are my fave feature pick for this week’s Traffic Jam Weekend party. Thank you for sharing this.
Yes, thank you so very much for choosing to feature this post as I know exactly how you feel. My sister was killed in a car accident in 1992 at the age of 29 and it’s something you never get over – but her legacy will live forever. God bless you sis!