|I have to impress this kid.|
Anyway, every time I see that commercial the thought pops into my head that they have it backward. What you really want is to think about the youngest person you know, or more importantly, who knows you. You see, when you die your memory is only going to live as long as the youngest person who remembers you.
I've given this a lot of thought and the youngest person right now who will remember me is my 9 yr. old first cousin twice removed. I've racked my brain to find someone younger, but I can't think of anyone. There are still people in my family who may yet have children and I have friends young enough to have kids, but there's no certainty I will last long enough for those kids to reach an age where they will remember me.
Is there a moral to this story? I guess I sort of feel that as long as somebody who remembers me is alive then I continue to live on, if only in someone's memory. Eventually they will die and I will be forgotten forever. For most of you the same fate awaits.