Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How do you measure a life?

How do you measure a life?  How much cash you have stashed underneath your mattress?  How many kids you have?  How well your in-laws like you?  How many people come to your funeral?  How many times you've prestiged in the newest edition of Call of Duty 8: War of 1812?  What does it mean to truly live?  This day by day existence where we inch along, doing the same things day after day can't be all there is.

I think the value of your life is measured by how many other lives you touch, and how you touch them.  I think this raises a few good questions:

  • When your time is up, how do you want to be remembered?
  • How do you want to be measured?
  • If you were to die today, how would you be remembered?  How would your life be measured?

"Every man dies, not every man really lives."--Mel Gibson in his faux Scottish accent as William Wallace

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