Every time I walk through the cemetery I think about legacy. Leaving a legacy and doing something good for the world. Not being selfish and leaving a tombstone as the only reminder of my time on earth. Not being the person who attends a tombstone weekly to tend and mend the dead. That’s all the tending to a grave is – trying to bring someone back to life who is already gone. The world is more than that and you and I have more to offer.
But what are you doing? Umpiring hockey occasionally, helping out at cricket. Those are pretty selfish really. Those are personal. Those aren’t going to leave a deep legacy. Those aren’t helping people who need help. You’re not even helping grow the kids.
So, what are you going to do?
Yes there are limitations due to work and ambition. But what are you going to do?
Your mum took adult literacy. Is that an option? Your mum helped children with literacy problems. Your mum and dad help out rural East Timorese. One of your friends helps fund and run an orphanage (that’s what I’m aiming for). Acquaintances raise thousands for charity.
Most of your friends do nothing. But you are better than them. You are the example of what others should be. You should be the person that you want others to be.
So what are you going to do? And how are you going to do it?