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How is the world going to be different because of you?

When your time is closing in and you look back at your life, what will your greatest accomplishment be? How will you have impacted our world? Will your life, at its completion, be viewed in a positive way or in a negative way? My challenge to you is to change the world and change it for the better. List what you will do so we can all discuss what we can do as individuals and as part of a team to make this a better place.

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  • Aug 9 2012: I am only 24 and many would argue that I am too young to start worrying about what my "legacy" will be, but I wonder this all the time. For me, right now, I think the best thing accomplishments I can make are the following:

    1. Be the best father I can be. Raise my children to be intelligent, respectful, honest people who will make contributions to this world greater than I can. (List as number 1 purposely).

    2. Look to leave everything I have a connection to a little better. For instance, if I go to the park and there is trash around, clean it up.

    3. Create a better work environment for my co-workers. I work in a decent job, but things can always be better. Where many others simply complain, I try to come up with ideas to improve.

    4. When someone appears to be struggling, help them out. I saw an elderly lady struggling to load a bag of soil into her car last month, so I went over to help her out. It is just a little thing, but she appreciated it.

    5. Inspire others to look for the good that is all around us through the bad which is always focused on. Inspire others to reach out and help each other, and to always look to live a good life.

    These are just a couple of things that I can think of right now. For me, it seems that no matter what I do I never feel as though I am changing anything for the better. When I'm gone, I want the world to have changed for the better because of me. I like all of your replies thus far, let's keep this going. Let's change this world.

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