#jkltip 1 time in the next year, skip 1 Netflix episode and watch Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture
I never met Randy Pausch, but every January, since 2009 I’ve watched his video to kickstart the new year. I’m not great with numbers, but I think this will be the ten year anniversary of me being better at life, all because he recorded and shared that talk. So if his family ever sees this, thanks, just thanks.
As humans we have an opportunity, actually a responsibility to leave a legacy, one that extends far beyond chronological dates and times, to impact others’ for many years to come. This is the bone I pick with those who attacked ‘13 reasons why’. Every aspect of the show, it’s potential harm and merit is debatable, but specifically what I refer to here is the idea that we “can not send messages from beyond the grave”.
That’s exactly what we do by building Facebook pages, creating content for Instagram and Documenting. Without realizing it we leave our daughters, our parents, our friends, shit people we don’t know, an incredible scrapbook of lessons. We leave breadcrumbs from which they might learn, a trail of treasures that they can turn to whenever they just want to hear our voice, see our face, or wonder what would mom do?
The D Word is the one thing we all have in common and without it we would be nothing more than robots, or laptops, used and then gone. When I’m in the mood for a nostalgic laugh I’ll watch Chris Farley, if I need inspiration to create listen to Mac Miller and need that kick in the ass Randy Pausch. All people I’ve never met….
If we document, create and share then we are so much more.
So what’s your legacy and where are you leaving it?