What Is Your Legacy?

My legacy has been on my mind a lot in the past year. Maybe I’m just at that age, or maybe my situation has me aware of these future things more than others around my age, but I’ve begun deeply thinking about and seriously planning my legacy.

The dictionary defines legacy as:

1: a gift by will especially of money or other personal property
2: something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past <the legacy of the ancient philosophers>

legacy-definition-statsThe intent of the word I’m referring to is more in line with the second definition, and it would appear according to Merriam-Webster’s website that a lot of people are thinking about their legacies (or simply don’t know the definition, which is entirely possible).

I’m not interested in gathering all I can to enjoy retirement, nor am I concerned about others say about my choice to pour my efforts into generational change.

I’m not out to save a tree.

I’m out to change family trees.
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