Leaving a Legacy


When you die, what will be left behind to remind people that you lived? Will you be forgotten by all except relatives and close friends after five, ten or twenty years? Will you be a faint memory to your grandchildren? Will later descendants even know you name? Is it even important to be remembered?

Leaving a legacy is important to many. Politicians are concerned about how they will be described in the history books. Presidents write their memoirs in order to leave their written imprint upon the understanding of future generations regarding their role in the nation’s history. Prominent individuals write autobiographies.

Evidently, leaving a legacy is very important. If this is the case, we need to ask a more pertinent question. “Why is leaving a legacy so important?” Why should you want to be remembered? What do you want others to remember about you? These and more questions of interest will surface in this lesson as we explore a news about handprint signatures on cave art.

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