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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230 21
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Loyal

2
225 23
Caring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Caring

3
204 20
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added

4
216 25
Kind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Kind

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187 24
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Compassionate

6
179 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

7
187 28
Interesting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Interesting

8
173 29
Unique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Unique

9
167 33
Funny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added

10
159 31
Generous is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Generous

11
153 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

12
138 25
Encouraging is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Encouraging

13
141 31
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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140 31
Someone Who Always Tried Their... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Someone Who Always Tried Their Best

15
150 38
Highly Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Highly Intelligent

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119 27
Resourceful is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Resourceful

17
121 30
Welcoming is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Welcoming

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124 32
Non-judgemental is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Non-judgemental

19
105 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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116 35
Well-Read is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Well-Read

21
99 27
Accomplished is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Accomplished

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115 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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99 35
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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95 34
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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86 28
Totally F*****g Awesome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
paulyb added Totally F*****g Awesome