Thought Provoking How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?  

Jessica Lawshe
7.1k votes 573 voters 5.7k views 53 items

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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219 21
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Loyal

2
215 22
Caring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Caring

3
193 20
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added

4
204 24
Kind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Kind

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180 23
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Compassionate

6
172 25
An Amazing Friend is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
An Amazing Friend

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181 28
Interesting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Interesting

8
166 28
Unique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Unique

9
155 30
Generous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Generous

10
159 33
Funny is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added

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147 30
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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132 25
Encouraging is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Encouraging

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135 30
Someone Who Always Tried Their... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Someone Who Always Tried Their Best

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148 37
Highly Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Highly Intelligent

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136 31
Creative is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added Creative

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117 26
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Resourceful

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117 29
Welcoming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Welcoming

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120 32
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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100 24
Someone Who Is Always There Wh... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Jeanne Martin Sousa added Someone Who Is Always There When Needed.

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114 34
Well-Read is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Well-Read

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97 26
Accomplished is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Accomplished

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112 37
Successful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Successful

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97 34
Open to New Ideas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Open to New Ideas

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94 33
Charitable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added Charitable

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89 30
Well-Rounded is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Well-Rounded