Life Legacy: Pick Up My Own Trash

I anticipate about my own afterlife absolutely a bit, not in a aberrant affectionate of way, but as it pertains to my legacy. I ambition to accept the attributes of my grandparents, and some others who accept been abutting to me. All of the means that I ambition to be remembered are actual accessible (I said attainable, not easy). Fame or affluence are not important to me, but the way in which I see humans reside their lives, abnormally as they get older, is what allures me.

Amanda and I spent our black watching some old footage of her granddad getting interviewed by a bounded account station. It was an hour-and-a-half articulation about his time in WWII. I could not advice but be captivated by her granddad’s humility, his laughter, his tears, but a lot of importantly, his faculty of duty. The backward Frank Kimsey served as an electrician in the Navy on an armament and arms accumulation ship. He was not alone amenable for acceptable the war, and he did not avowal any medals of honor. I acquaint you what he did do, though. He batten with a akin of account about the humans about him. He talked about his duties as if they meant the aberration in achievement or defeat. He humbly batten of himself and accepted those about him. He admired the ladder that a lot of all of us has to ascend if we ambition to body a activity for ourselves. He was compassionate as able-bodied as caring, and was not abashed to appearance affect for the adventures he had endured. Alongside his abridgement of boastfulness, was aswell a abridgement of bitching about the absoluteness of life.

Now, I do not apperceive Frank Kimsey, or accept any aboriginal duke acquaintance as to how he led his life. However, I accept witnessed abounding humans who backpack themselves in the aforementioned address as he, and I ambition to challenge these qualities the best way that I can. I accept a lot to learn, and abounding things I charge to change about myself, but I can see that the changes I charge to accomplish to leave a admirable bequest are do-able, and I can alpha whenever I like.

Doing the “right” thing, because it’s the “right” thing, does not appear by itself to me. I short-cut, I plan around, I leave my blend for others to clean, and I bluff if I anticipate that I will not get caught. I accept been this way for a lot of of my life, and I accept just afresh amorphous demography accomplish to getting a less-selfish individual.

Recently, I watched a documentary on battle and it accent the abjection and difficulties which a lot of able boxers are faced with from an aboriginal age. Evander Holyfield said that he was aloft in the ghetto, and they did not apperceive how to get out. He said that the humans in his adjacency threw their debris in the artery and kept debris a part of them. He said that his ancestors was aloft to apple-pie up their debris and bandy it away. He acicular out that while he did not apperceive what to do to get out of his situation, he knew what humans did to break in it… so he did not do these things. Here I was, watching a man who was already the ample best of the world, and of all the things that he able in his journey, the a lot of abstruse affair to me was that he was accommodating to do aces up his own trash, if the alone account was the alertness that he had done the “right thing”. Now, I apprehend that comparing a argosy electrician from Whitwell, TN. to the ample best of the apple ability complete like a bit of a stretch, but I don’t see it as such. The humans I admire, I do not adore for the after-effects of their actions, I adore because they were accommodating to do the action.

I afresh apprehend a meme which stated:

“I accept never met a acknowledged being who larboard their arcade barrow in the average of the parking lot.”

I don’t apperceive how abundant accuracy there is in the aloft statement, as I accept not done any studies or taken any surveys. I do, however, feel that there is a amount of accuracy in there, and the point is not absent with me. I ambition to be advised with my actions, as able-bodied as my words. I ambition to aces up my trash, acknowledgment what is found, do the best job I can at whatever I am doing, allege up if I charge to, and account those about me, because that is what I ambition my bequest to attending like. I assumption you could say that my heroes are ample champions, argosy electricians, welders, and appliance salesmen. It’s all the aforementioned to me. The Evander Holyfield’s, Frank Kimsey’s, Luther Anderson’s, and Bill Horrell’s are placed on the aforementioned basement in my arch and heart… could could cause they did their jobs with dignity, admired those about them, and they best up their trash, could could cause it was the appropriate affair to do.