When I pass from this life to the next, I want to leave something behind. I don’t expect to have monuments built in my honor, but I don’t want to slip away unnoticed. I want to be survived by something – a legacy, a message, a statement.
The question is: How do I want to be remembered when I die?
Knowing that I want to be remembered is one thing, but figuring out how I want to be remembered when I die is another. It’s the difference between wishful thinking and turning those thoughts into a meaningful reality....
Your Digital Afterlife
Have you ever considered what will happen to your digital life after death? Though sweeping generalizations can certainly not be made, it’s fair to say that most people have at least one profile on a social networking site – be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Myspace, or any of the other plethora of options out there.
Digital Life After Death
What happens to your social networking site profiles after you die? And more importantly, what do you want to happen to them after you die?
On many social networking sites, your profile will simply...
The Benefits of Online Storytelling
Have you ever stopped to consider the benefits of online storytelling? When you choose to write your story online, the impact can be greater than what you might assume.
When you share your life story online, you open yourself up to new opportunities to form friendships with people around the world, learn from the experiences of others, perhaps find your soulmate, or even connect with potential business associates!
Write Your Story Online
For many of us, the thought of sitting down to do some deep self-reflection and introspection is daunting....
The thing about legacies is that leaving one behind means you’re not around to manage it anymore. The message that you leave for others after you pass on will remain as it was on the day you died.
Eventually, you will no longer have the ability to tweak, revise, or enhance it. Your life is only so long, and once it’s over, any unfinished work is going to stay that way – unfinished.
During your life, you must take the initiative to start sculpting your legacy in preparation for your departure. After all, it’s impossible to finish something you never...
Wikipedia and Peoplepedia are both online encyclopedias, and they both contain articles about people. Based on these criteria, they sound pretty similar, right?
What you’ll find after delving a little bit deeper is that Wikipedia and Peoplepedia are actually quite different. Wikipedia contains articles about far more than just people; it’s a full-blown encyclopedia. This means that articles on Wikipedia must comply with strict rules and regulations from which Peoplepedia articles are exempt.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed from the name, Peoplepedia exclusively focuses on articles about people, and users are not subject to the rigorous rules and...
Anyone who’s ever turned to Wikipedia to find out the full story about somebody else’s life has probably wondered how to get on Wikipedia themselves. When we read the kinds of detailed, and sometimes fairly intimate, information that is written about people on Wikipedia, we stop and ask ourselves, “What does it take to get a Wikipedia page?”
For public figures, celebrities, the super-rich, and even the infamous, it seems natural that a Wikipedia page would be dedicated to them. They are likely to be people about which the general public has interest, so it’s not surprising that somebody has...
I think all of us have read obituaries that felt sadly barren of detail and empty of feeling. “So-and-so joined the Lord on Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy, and son, Jeffrey. Funeral information to be circulated shortly.”
Something along those lines. Generic, lacking any kind of genuine grief or sorrow over this person’s passing, and certainly lacking any information about the kind of person that “So-and-so” was.
If you want to be remembered after death as you really were, rather than portrayed in this passionless and, frankly, indifferent nature, there are certain steps...
People are very complicated beings. We are each a product of our past experiences, and every single one of us operates in a unique way. Yes, culture affects our behavior to an extent, but our behavior is also largely determined by our own decisions.
The best way to get to know someone is to know the details of their lives – to know about their behavior and beliefs, hopes and fears, wants and needs. Having the ability to find personal information about someone helps you gain a more intimate understanding of who they are and what they’re truly like.
There is nothing quite as inspiring as real life success stories from real life people. People with amazing stories can serve as inspiration for us and lead us to pursue a life filled with our own amazing stories.
A Perfect Story for Every Occasion
We have all met at least one charismatic person who always seems to have a perfect story for every occasion. Imagine being at a dinner party and the topic of lawn care comes up, and lo and behold, somebody has a raucously funny story relating to lawn care. Who knew trimming hedges and...
I think it’s safe to say that many of us grew up imagining what our lives would be like when we found that special someone. We saw happy couples around us and pondered, “Will I find someone who loves me like that?”
It would be unfair to claim that finding a lifelong romantic partner is imperative in the quest for happiness. People find all kinds of ways to be happy. Happiness has many definitions, and it can be achieved by anyone who seeks it out.
However, finding the love of one’s life is a source of great happiness for many...