culture How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?  

Jessica Lawshe
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List Rules Should fit the format: "I'd like to be remembered for being ____."

For most of us, leaving a legacy when we die is super important. Life is short, so making an impact on the world is our only chance to have lasting influence or importance. So how do you want to be remembered when you die? Check out our list for some of the top qualities and adjectives. 

We've all asked ourselves: "How do I want to be remembered?" It's a big question that can inform some major life decisions. Do you want to be known as someone that was caring? Maybe successful? Filthy rich? Glamorous? Well-rounded? It's up to you to make the decision and live your life accordingly. So what do you want to be remembered for? And more importantly, what are you going to do in order to be remembered that way? 

Don't see something on our list that appeals to you? Feel free to add your own quality or personality trait. Just remember that words on the list should be adjectives and fit the format: "I'd like to be remembered for being ____." And don't forget to vote up the best way you want to be remembered when you die! 

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Loyal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Loyal

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Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?

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Kind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Kind

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Caring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Caring

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Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Compassionate

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Unique is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Unique

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Interesting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Interesting

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Funny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?

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Generous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Generous

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An Amazing Friend is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
An Amazing Friend

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An Individual Who Always Offer... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
An Individual Who Always Offered Help

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Creative is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Creative

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Highly Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Highly Intelligent

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Encouraging is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Encouraging

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Someone Who Always Tried Their... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Someone Who Always Tried Their Best

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Well-Read is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Well-Read

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Welcoming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Welcoming

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Non-judgemental is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Non-judgemental

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Charitable is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?

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Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Resourceful

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Successful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Successful

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Accomplished is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Accomplished

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Someone Who Is Always There Wh... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Someone Who Is Always There When Needed.

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Open to New Ideas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Open to New Ideas

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Well-Rounded is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Well-Rounded

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Profound is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Profound

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Totally F*****g Awesome is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Totally F*****g Awesome

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Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Beautiful

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Unwavering in Faith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Unwavering in Faith

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Inventive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Inventive

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Adored by Many People is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Adored by Many People

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Outgoing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Outgoing

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Ambitious is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Ambitious

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Super Talented is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Super Talented

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A Natural Beauty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Natural Beauty

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Amazing in Bed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Amazing in Bed

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Healthy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Healthy

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Focused on Goals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Focused on Goals

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Outcast Child Who Risked Every... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Outcast Child Who Risked Everything

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The Adorable Outcast is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?

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A World Traveler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A World Traveler

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A Person Who Never Played by t... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Person Who Never Played by the Rules

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Having a Really Big Dick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Having a Really Big Dick

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Having Slept With an A-list Ce... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Having Slept With an A-list Celebrity

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The Guy in a Kate Upton Sextap... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
The Guy in a Kate Upton Sextape

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Athletic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Athletic

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A Foodie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Foodie

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A Trendsetter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Trendsetter

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Fashionable is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Fashionable

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A Person Who Knew How to Make ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Person Who Knew How to Make a Drink