What legacy do you want to leave on earth? This is a helpful question to ask yourself when you wonder about your purpose in life. Some people’s legacy is to care for children and make sure they have a better life. Others’ purpose is to take care of the environment so that it is more livable and environmentally friendly. As long as you are contributing to the betterment of humanity, you have a good legacy. When you feel lost in life, help others. Sometimes we find ourselves in others—through interaction and realization of others’ needs and wants.
The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone in this world, and we come and go in life. Thus, you want to leave a good footprint on earth. You don’t have to be a famous or popular person or a celebrity to make a contribution to the world. Any of those social statuses can help in making things happen, but any other person should not wait until you have such a status to make a better change in your life. An ordinary person can make a genuine contribution to humanity in simple ways as well.
Tobias Mwandala, MSW, RSW
Tobias believes that every human being has worth, value, and dignity. No person has more or less value than another. Tobias' personal and educational experiences in social work and psychology have strengthened his values in diversity and equality for all.