How would you leave your mark on earth?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Novenotes : One Thread
Will people remember you after you're gone? How do you realistically think you leave a lasting impression on the face of this earth?
-- alek (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 2001
Define "lasting." Will people remember me specifically? I can almost guarantee that they will not. But I've produced children, so I've left a mark of sorts. If I leave any mark, it will be in a very small circle and I'm sure nobody will know it's my personal mark.
-- Bev Sykes (email@example.com), February 23, 2001.
In a few million years, the Sphynx and the pyramids will be dust...
In a billion years or so, the Earth will be swallowed in the expanding red sun....
In a trillion years, no one will even remember the Milky Way Galaxy.
All our names are written in sand, to be erased by the tides.
So would I like to be famous? Would I like to be remembered after I'm gone?
(Hey, I never said I was consistent.)
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 23, 2001.
I guess to be a bit practical, the memory of me will be genetic. Contained in the genes of my offspring mixed in with the genes of their mates and on and on. Should I want more ? Yes. Do I deserve more ? Probably not. Realistically Doug, pull in your Ionic ears and be happy.
-- Denver doug (email@example.com), February 23, 2001.