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Work Reimagined by David Shapiro, Richard J. Leider

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CHAPTER 6

Reimagining Legacy—Have You Played Your Music?

Did I Play My Music?

“Did I live a good life?” “Did my life matter?” “Did I play my music?”

The answers to questions like these reveal our legacy—our “leave behind,”—our footprint, the music that plays after we are gone. When we explore our legacy we ask “what do we want our lives to have been about?”

When older adults look back upon their lives, they consistently express a hope that their existence has made a difference. Most do not fear dying nearly as much they do the prospect of having lived a meaningless life. We want to have made some “small dent” in the world. The prospect that no one will remember us after we are gone or worse, that no one will even notice, is deeply unsettling. ...

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