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Old 02-20-2017, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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My legacy is my children who are all functional, good human beings. I also have grandchildren who show every sign of being same. They are being parented very well.

I can't imagine any other legacy I have to leave. I am proud of my children. I think they and their spouses are fine people.
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:29 PM
 
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It is my understanding that this thread is about our legacy....what we pass on to others. Certainly there is more than finding life "interesting".
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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What is your purpose?
Invisibility
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Old 02-20-2017, 09:35 PM
 
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Posting here does not help with that.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:19 PM
 
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My Subaru Legacy. When I die, it goes to my daughter.







I was going to say that I own an Outback.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: WA
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I want to leave behind some minerals for a tree to grow strong and remove tons of carbon dioxide from the air.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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I want to leave behind some minerals for a tree to grow strong and remove tons of carbon dioxide from the air.
I really do not understand. You and several others seem to have pride in leaving behind nothing of value or at least stating that. Is this some sort of humor? Or supposed to be cute or witty? Or based on modesty? Or just trolling for a reaction?


If this is really true, is it hard to get up in the morning and face another day without purpose? Or are animal comforts and time consuming activities enough? I guess it is very common, but I really do not understand this approach to life.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I really do not understand. You and several others seem to have pride in leaving behind nothing of value or at least stating that. Is this some sort of humor? Or supposed to be cute or witty? Or based on modesty? Or just trolling for a reaction?


If this is really true, is it hard to get up in the morning and face another day without purpose? Or are animal comforts and time consuming activities enough? I guess it is very common, but I really do not understand this approach to life.
I have no idea what was in the mind of poster A1eutian when he wrote his post, but I don't understand that you don't understand. What is so surprising that not everyone is like you and I? For lots and lots of people, yes, animal comforts and time consuming activities are enough. You have lived a long life already and your observations of other people should have confirmed that.

It seems you already knew the answer, as you wrote, "I guess it is very common". You don't have to understand it in the sense of being able to relate to it.

Your comments and my responses have caused me to recall with a wry smile the times when I expressed puzzlement at the many C-D posters who enjoy writing about the most banal trivia of their lives - what they had for breakfast, how many dogs they saw on their morning walk, etc. I must have hit a raw nerve because I got slammed viciously for it; my efforts to understand provoked a towering rage. I still don't "understand" why people find that stuff interesting to write and to read, but I have accepted that it's part of the C-D landscape. The issue that you raised and my "trivia" issue are not identical, but it seems to me there is a certain commonality.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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Who says you have leave a legacy at all?
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Who says you have leave a legacy at all?
No one - but if someone has no desire to leave one, they don't have much to contribute to this thread after saying "none." The posts from people who DO wish to leave a legacy are therefore more interesting to me, because they are more varied in their responses.
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