At the end of our life, what do you want to be remembered for?

@adoremay (2069)
Philippines
June 25, 2008 6:37am CST
Honestly, I haven't thought of it. I have never wanted to be a saint or something, and I am not also applying to become also. But when my end time comes, I am not hoping for the whole world to remember me, but what is enough that when my family and friends will remember, they will smile and and somehow realize that I had made their life worth living.
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• Southend-On-Sea, England
25 Jun 08
I think I'd like to be remembered as someone who had a weird sense of humour more than anything.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Nice one! That even when you are gone, people will still smile and laugh.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I would simply like to be remembered for kindness and fairness. I try to be these two things all the time. Sometimes, I get angry, sure. But if I don't agree with something or someone, I will let it slide and keep it out of my life, unless it is hurting someone. In that case, I will do what I can to make the situation better. I'm a fighter of the unjust and do what I can to make life a little better for the 'underdogs' of the world, but that would come under the heading of 'fairness', wouldn't it? I would also hope that a few will remember me with a smile.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
With that, I will also remember you because of you smile :)
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Thank you. That was such a kind thing to say, and I really appreciate it.
• United States
26 Jun 08
I keep thinking about the people that I've been able to help but for them, I'm just another traveler on the highway of life A wise man once told me that the only thanks he wanted for helping another was for that man to go and help someone else when he can.
@lovenluck (1068)
• India
25 Jun 08
A very nice and noble thought, i personally want to be remembered for almost the same things as yours. I want to be remembered as a good son to my parents, A loving husband for my wife and an understanding and caring Father to his children.A honest and trust able guy among friends who never backed off when they needed me the most. In short I want to be remembered for the person I am.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Yes, the person we are.
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@lovenluck (1068)
• India
27 Jun 08
thanks for the best respnse been long since i recievd one feels gud
@lovenluck (1068)
• India
27 Jun 08
thanks for the best respnse been long since i recievd one feels gud
• United States
25 Jun 08
I want to be remembered as a mom, wife and as someone who had some flaws, but they were funny ones and at least made people laugh once in a while!
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
That is right! We need to laugh at our mistakes, worrying too much will make us ugly.
@jimbomuso (950)
25 Jun 08
hi adoremay! I'd like to be remembered as a caring, thoughtful, gentle friend who actually made a difference to people's lives. I'd like people to remember that even though I've done a lot of f***** up things, I've still done good. reading the previous sentences back ,makes me cringe a little but to be remembered would be good enough!
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Yes the thought that we are remembered is already good.
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• India
25 Jun 08
I have not thought about it too…right now I am too busy to fulfil the mission of my life and that is the very mundane task of bringing up a boy I have very few friends as I am quite sceptical and cynical by nature (my online friends are much better than the real ones) and family too I am not very fond of. Only people I genuinely care for are my child and my hubby. Now how they remember me, if at all, I am really beyond caring. The world has no reason to remember me really, coz I have done precious little for it.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
Any contributions you have given, will be remembered... no matter how small.
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• India
25 Jun 08
yes i do have many goals so i am a little ambitious though make make comedy about my words ... i want to be remembered for many things and in many fields like magic,origami,martial arts and currently i have a big project in my mind and want to be remembered for that as well.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
You should start doing great in those areas by then.
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@fiarby (105)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
I want to be remembered as a mother, friend and a teacher. I am not perfect but I know that I was able to live the expectation of the parents of my student as their child's teacher; of my friends for being a friend in every sense of the word; for being a single mom, I know that I was able provide and care for my children and meet their needs in life.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
25 Jun 08
I admire you a lot. Indeed your children will aprreciate all the good things you have done for them.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
26 Jun 08
I want to be remembered for having this wonderful voice, for being this great fiction writer whose writing stories with Christian characters was not boring, for being a wonderful mother, and being nice. I want to be someone who did make a difference so that they will miss me when I am gone.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Your wonderful voice will definitely be carved in those people you know.
@madlees (1381)
• India
26 Jun 08
Hi adoremay, I wouldn't expect the whole world to remember for I have not done anything either good or bad for them. The world will remember people who either did all the good for them or the bad ones like terrorists who did all bad for them. They will never remember one like us. I would like to be remembered by my family and friends, as a good mother, understanding wife and a reliable friend who'll be there in the hour of need.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
it really doesn't matter if we are forgotten by the world, as long as my family and friends and special people will not.
@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
26 Jun 08
I dont want to be remembered, I want no gravestone (it detracks from the environment). What happens on this plane (or plain) is not important its the soul thats important and the remembers everything!
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
The good thing we have done matters, it if will not be remembered good. If it will, it is good also.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
26 Jun 08
A very thought-provoking question, adoremay. I think I will want people to know that I was loved and that I loved others. I suspect everything else achieved in life will mean very little...
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Well said.
@fuyanjia (12)
• China
26 Jun 08
i want to remembered what i have done is wrong,i want to remembered these experience,and when i go to the next metempsychosis,i can keep myself free from do such a wrong thing for 2 times.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Making mistakes is a learning process. We learn and grow from it.
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
26 Jun 08
I was thinking the very same thing a while back. I want to be able to say, I have done something right in my life. And that people will remember me for the good I have brought to them and not the other way around. Heh heh heh... so working towards that would require some effort and planning. I believe that I will be able to look back and say, I am leaving behind a good legacy. My legacy. "When you believe what will be, it will be!" ~ahgong
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
A legacy. To be remembered simply for the things that we have done, and by simply being part of their lives.
• Turkey
26 Jun 08
I was going to say "It's not important what I'm remembered for but just that I'm remembered" but then I realized that's not true. I don't want to be remembered in a negative light. I guess my hope is that I never have to die at all but in the chance that I do, I hope that people remember the good I did and that I was kind to people, understanding and mild. Man, do I have some work to do on that last one ;-P It's the Brooklyn, NY in me, I always got an opinion ;-P
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
Exactly, I don't want the negative thoughts. But i believe, it is by being gone that people will realize our worth and the good things we have done.
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
A very sad fact.
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• Turkey
29 Jun 08
Too true!
@mely123 (65)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
Your right,but most of all I want God to remember my name when I die.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
28 Jun 08
Sure do, God will remember all of us.
@dpk262006 (51906)
• Delhi, India
26 Jun 08
I would like others to remember me as a caring and honest person, who used to help friends, in their need. When I am no more in this world, I wish, I could be rememered for my good deeds. But I am afraid, in whatsoever manner I would be remembered after my demise, I would not be able to know about it.
@dpk262006 (51906)
• Delhi, India
27 Jun 08
I completely agree with you. People know the worth of a person, only after his/her demise.
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
29 Aug 08
I want to be remembered as a good person, helping others and my family. I am not all that worried about being remembered when I am gone but some people have to be remembered. My hubby, well actually ex-hubby now, has always had it in his head that he has to do something famous to be remembered, even if it is a bad thing. He wants to be known to the whole world and is obsessed with it. It was all he talked about. He wants to be on the front page of the local newspaper so that everyone knows who he is. He talks about it everytime I speak to him on the phone. He wants to be known and has to be known.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
Being in the limelight is good, really good, so I think it is normal to wish it that way. As for you and me, being remembered, is enough. Be it for our goodness, our smiles, and beliefs.
• Ireland
27 Jun 08
i am a homosexual person i am teased a lot because of this and before my time ends i want to make one normal friend who will like me for who i am and will not treat me like a piece of dirt on the street. I want somebody to say somthing about me thats not insulting to my sexuality.
• Australia
28 Jun 08
Hey mate i actually feel sorry for you as you do not have 1 friend in your life that actually likes you for you.
• China
27 Jun 08
I haven't thought of this yet. But I think I don't care what I can be remembered for,even whether I can be remembered.When I left this world ,I just hope that I could satisfy with what I have done for others. That's enough !
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
That is fair enough. I believe you will be remembered by that.