Lux Narayan and I share the same weird habit of ‘liking’ to read the obituaries. Although I don’t read the newspaper that much. But when I do, I make sure to read the obituaries. I mean, it’s why their families put it there right? For people to be informed of their beloved’s passing.
Anyway, Lux Narayan sought out to find what these obituaries have in common. He ended up examining two thousand of them. Watch the video to find out.
At the end of his TED Talk, he says:
If more people lived their lives trying to be famous in death, the world would be a much better place.
As cliche as it may sound, it is a true phrase.
When you die, you would want people to remember you were someone who was amazing or talented or kind. Nobody wants to dissed at when they die, even though they’re not alive to hear it.
Death is a real thing. You can’t resurrect yourself. When you die, you only leave one thing to the people who knew you. And that is memories of you.
Work hard to make those memories a sweet one.
One that would make the people who knew you cry and smile at the same time.