5 Ways to Leave a Legacy

serrah-galos-495711-unsplashWhat legacy will you leave besides kid(s)?

As a millennial who has entered their scary thirties, I have many friends without children. Several of them have no desire to procreate while others are waiting impatiently for their soulmate.

Deep conversations about societal woes and parenting styles seem to worry each and every one of them. And I suspect these same issues plague most of us.

So I did some research and came up with 5 ways to leave a legacy behind (without having kids).

1) Create your own business
It’s not that complex. Just decide which one of your hobbies you would like to spend a life-time engaging in… and do it… throughout your life. Turning your hobby into a business has it’s perks as well. Depending on your state, some of money spent pursuing dream is tax refundable.

2) Research your ancestry for inspiration
Sometimes the best way to figure out where you are going is to take a look at where you are coming from. Climate change, displacement, immigration and slavery are a few reasons why the human race is all mixed up (literally and figuratively). Get to know yourself and contact me so we can talk about similarities and percentages.

3) Teach someone… something
Anything really. This world revolves around more than ego, so share your talents and skills with others. Maybe you can create a how to guide (example).

4) Join a cause that you are passionate about
Volunteer for a cause you can relate to and give back to your community. In some way and form, they did have a role in raising you. Part of your purpose is to give back to it.

5) Write a book/Create a blog
*Cough… I don’t want to seem bias but, writing is a great way to express yourself. And writing online or on other medias is a great way to connect to others. To be frank, any form of art made is a way to leave a legacy ( and receive royalties).

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