There are very few things in our daily lives that really make much difference in the grand scheme of things. Of the things you are doing today, which ones will make any difference and leave a legacy in 100 years? Or 50 years? Or even 10?
Maybe simply being a certain age makes you wonder what impact you have made or can make on the world. Maybe it was having a friend pass suddenly….. In any case, those of us with children leave a lasting legacy. But frankly, most us raised our children when we were young and busy and perhaps still doing a lot of growing up ourselves.
As I look around my home and farm, I can see that it will mostly all be gone or completely changed in a hundred years. As I consider the work I did when I was in the military, it is all but forgotten now, so I really didn’t change much there.
Any regular job I did was filled in the next few days after I left, and I know my work made no real changes there either.