“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?