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

Jessica Lawshe
6.9k votes 562 voters 5.5k 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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214 21
Loyal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Loyal

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211 22
Caring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Caring

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190 19
Trustworthy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added

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199 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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175 23
Compassionate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Compassionate

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168 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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175 28
Interesting is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Interesting

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162 27
Unique is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Unique

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154 29
Generous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Generous

10
156 32
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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145 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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130 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 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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133 30
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

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144 37
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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114 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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115 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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118 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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98 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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111 33
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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94 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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109 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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95 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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93 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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87 30
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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80 28
Totally F*****g Awesome is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
paulyb added Totally F*****g Awesome

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91 42
Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Beautiful

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73 36
Outgoing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
RobLein added Outgoing

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80 43
Adored by Many People is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Adored by Many People

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79 43
Ambitious is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Ambitious

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72 38
Inventive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Inventive

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75 41
Super Talented is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Super Talented

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66 36
Profound is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Profound

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67 39
Focused on Goals is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Focused on Goals

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74 46
Unwavering in Faith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Unwavering in Faith

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65 46
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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66 47
Healthy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Healthy

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39 31
Amazing in Bed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Amazing in Bed

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58 51
A World Traveler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A World Traveler

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16 14
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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56 60
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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19 22
Innovator is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
19haceh added Innovator

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24 37
Outcast Child Who Risked Every... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
wonderfuldevil@gmail.com added Outcast Child Who Risked Everything

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35 57
A Foodie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Foodie

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38 63
Athletic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Athletic

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37 63
Fashionable is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Fashionable

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36 74
Filthy Rich is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Filthy Rich

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35 73
Glamorous is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Glamorous

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28 63
A Trendsetter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
A Trendsetter

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14 45
Having Slept With an A-list Ce... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list How Do You Want to Be Remembered When You Die?
Having Slept With an A-list Celebrity