The word legacy means different things to different people. Language and words in general are powerful symbols that move us to feel and allow us to “replay” feelings for our own purposes. I believe that successful people are those that can discern the words and word sequences that empower them to keep the right frame of mind and that propel them to do great things. For me personally I am still very much a work in process when it comes to this discernment skill. Motivation to take action for something you desire (but that will require sacrifice) depends on one’s ability to replay words that induce either pain and-or pleasure. “Whoa wait a minute, this isn’t the type of blog I thought it was?”, I can hear you saying. Well, let’s leave the Psych-101 for another day.
Back to legacy, from – merriam-webster.com dictionary :
1 leg·a·cy noun \ˈle-gə-sē\
: something (such as property or money) that is received from someone who has died
: something that happened in the past or that comes from someone in the past
This definition left me seeking something deeper. I found it recently in a short independent film clip that a friend of mine posted on Facebook. Thanks Serdar for your keen sense of discernment here!
Clearly this man’s father left a lasting legacy!