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

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

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

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

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

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

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An Individual Who Always Offer... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
An Individual Who Always Offered Help

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

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Generous is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Generous

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

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

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

Ways to Make Sure You Die Happy

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

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

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

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

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Someone Who Is Always There Wh... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Successful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Successful

39 Ways to Repel a Potential Girlfriend

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

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

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Totally F*****g Awesome is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
paulyb added Totally F*****g Awesome

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Open to New Ideas is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Well-Rounded

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Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Beautiful

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

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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

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

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

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

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

The Strongest Animals in the World

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A Natural Beauty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Natural Beauty

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

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Amazing in Bed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Amazing in Bed

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Iconic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
ElijahHurn added Iconic

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A Person Who Never Played by t... is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Outcast Child Who Risked Every... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Outcast Child Who Risked Everything

Things We Should Do, But Don't

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Innovator is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
1513634448683 added Innovator

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Athletic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Athletic

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Fashionable is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Fashionable

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The Guy in a Kate Upton Sextap... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
The Guy in a Kate Upton Sextape

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Having Slept With an A-list Ce... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Having Slept With an A-list Celebrity

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

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

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Filthy Rich is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Filthy Rich