I share some thoughts on personal legacy. We explore luxury and values. I’m testing a more succinct format. Please reply and let me know what you think.
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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
💰🚘Must Watch: (8 min)
Stop being nice, start being kind. Niceness appears virtuous, but is vacuous. Kindness exudes from genuine caring for another human.
🗽📝Must Listen: (3 min)
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton)
When I was 15, my “Grandpa Chuck” passed away. A humble man, he was kind to those he met. His career included being a U.S. Marine, a Police Officer, and a long time Detective for the Rochester Police Department. His capability as a Detective was built through decades of treating those he met with respect. This accrued social equity provided information that other detectives could never attain.
At his wake, hundreds attended. The wealthy and powerful, the poor and the meek, the innocent and the guilty. RPD escorted him to his burial; shutting down a major highway to keep the procession uninterrupted.
This fundamentally shifted my understanding of success. I will never know how successful I was in life; I won’t be at my own funeral.
Legacy is more valuable than currency.
With kindness and respect,
🔲 Strive valiantly
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