About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The news papers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies.” And also “He was the merchant of death.” This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?” He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

Posted by sangeeta, 3rd January 2014

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  • never knew that story,really gets you thinking.


  • Wow that is a motivational story.


  • now that’s something to think about


  • I hope i am remembered as being the best person i can be. I try and help others so i hope i am remembered not as being a bad person but a helpful person.


  • this is quite inspiring :)


  • thanks for sharing this great story


  • to be honest, I dont really care if i will be remembered or being a legacy. It means nothing once you are dead. I just want to live life to the fullest whiel ALIVE


  • Great story! Thanks for sharing.


  • This is so true. We should all live our lives as though we’re going to die tomorrow, and we wanted to be remembered for the good, not the bad! Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed this :-)


  • Good moral story, should be retold more often….


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