Would you rather be remembered as a piece of sh*t or not remembered at all?

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  1. mb23100

    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Take someone like Charles Manson. Lunatic who started a cult and ordered the murders of people. He will go down in History as one of the most famous criminals ever. People write books about him. Would you rather be remembered like that or say die as someone who never really did anything memorable in his life never had kids...etc?I honestly dont know which i would choose.

    I started wondering because i have a cousin who is 46 never been married (never had a serious gf i dont think), no kids, overweight, and is poor. I hang out with him frequently though and i always feel bad because i think to myself if he dies the world would be like he never existed. Weird i know but i think that would suck.
     
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  2. Organic Damage

    Organic Damage Vantablack belt

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    Infamy is still a kind of fame, isn't it?

    Personally I'm not really worried about how many people remember me (which is kind of what fame is) but how well the few people who do think of me.
     
  3. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Heart of a Lion

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    It doesn't really matter to me, I'm not concerned about leaving a legacy or anything. Everyone will be forgotten from history at some point, just some take longer to forget than others.
     
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    HulkOnViagra Soldier Of Sinister

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    spin Gold Belt

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    i place no value on being remembered by anyone other than my loved ones.
     
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    [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    not remembered... easily.
     
  7. loyalyolayal

    loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    I @Roca -ing irl.

    I have quite a reputation.
     
  8. ralphc1

    ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I won't care after I'm dead and don't really care now.
     
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    Jon Stark King in the North Platinum Member

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    Maybe. Depends on the circumstances.
     
  10. FierceRedBelt

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    Napoleon Bonaparte has a famous quote about this.

    I rather be forgotten, in fact I prefer it over even positive fame. Even with a large family the vast majority of us are forgotten within two generations.
     
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  11. PubliusVentidius

    PubliusVentidius Brown Belt

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    Isn't there a name for this? Being remembered for bad stuff I mean. I heard it often when that german pilot crashed the airplane on purpose some time ago but I forgot it now.
     
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    HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    ...that answer your question?
     
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    Grave Keeper ******WTF Belt****** Platinum Member

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    so basically, you're your 'cousin' right?
    good luck, loser
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    I don't want to be remembered for bad things. Shoot for a great legacy and as long as you aren't a top 1% worst piece of shit in the world, the worst you should suffer is your memory fading away.
     
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    Swiftie Taylor Swift Nation Platinum Member

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    I would never want to be remembered like Charles Manson. I can't believe that it's hard for you to choose.
     
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    Pied Piper Banned Banned

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    imagine being so insecure that you care about what people think of you during the eternity after your consciousness has ceased to exist
     
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  17. So youre hung up on rather or not it's preferable to be remembered for hurting people or to go the route 99.9 % of us go anyhow and not be remarkable outside of our immediate circle ? Thats Some ego you got there dude.

    You were space dust once upon a time , and you'll be space dust once again . Better get used to that and make the most of what you got going on now, in a positive way preferably.
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Neither of you have a desire to leave a mark on the world?
     
  19. LEGS MAHONEY

    LEGS MAHONEY genetically modified man shark

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    I NO TELL!!!!
    Unless you make some significant contribution to the arts or technology etc,etc then the world isnt going to remember you and as the other poster noted those with a legacy will eventually be forgotten in time too it will just take longer than others.

    And even if you're family remembers you so what? Youre family line is insignificant as well in the grand scheme of things and even they will eventually forget who you were in a few generations as well.
     
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  20. RetiredSlave

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    Thats an easy question.
     

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