Saturday, February 24, 2018

Politicians, think about the legacy you’ll leave*


The continuing outpouring of accolades for former president George Maxwell Richards at his passing, instructive in itself, raises questions about the critical issue of legacy: “What will the people say when you are gone?”

For the average folk, the idea may be of little formal significance for they are never really in the public eye as to warrant such a response, although within the small circle of their lives, people may say he was a good or bad person, or somewhere in between, and that may matter. In fact, in a more personal way, such people, through their religion or charitable work, hope to make it right with their Maker and, by extension, the world around them. The concern for what others will say for such people seems integral to their simple lives.

 

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