10/30/2010

What is legacy about anyways?

Think about it with me for a minuet.
The things we do to impress people...
like wearing certain clothing, buying a nice car, building a big house, working for the right company, planning a nice career, knowing the right people, etc...
The reality is that in a century (give or take a few decades), all of our generation will be dead. You (and myself) and everyone that knows/knew you as well. Eventually everyone who has ever have remembered you will pass away...for many people, that is all legacy is. A few memories. Far less will anyone remember your nice clothing, cars, homes, career, etc.
The few exceptions, the few people that have left a memorial legacy (you know the people who made it into the textbooks) are not in their, are not remembered by their things: clothing, homes, cars, etc....they are remembered by their actions. Besides, there are a lot of names in textbooks that people who read the books ignore...they say "who cares?" It is history.

Legacy, what will you be remembered by? And who will care? Who will remember you?

10/25/2010

Snapple cap facts

During my vacation car rides, I drank a lot of Snapple teas, which I really enjoy.
Here are some of the "facts" under the bottle caps:

It takes an interaction of 72 muscles to produce human speech.
Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.
All scorpions glow.
Wild camels once roamed Arizona's deserts.
More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the USA.
New Jersey is the home of the world's first drive-in movie theater.
George Washington took the oath of office in New York City in 1789.
Before Thomas Jefferson took office people bowed to the president, rather than shaking his hand.
Until the nineteenth Century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
The first MTV video was "Video killed the Radio Star," by the Buggles.