Impact outlasts memory

The cave paintings at Ajanta are among the most splendid ancient creations that I have witnessed. About 2000 years after their creation, they continue to adorn the walls of caves in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district. What also makes them remarkable, is that none of the painters left their names beside those paintings. We may not know who made those paintings, but the impact of those artists outlasts their memory.

Not many of us may know the names of our 8 great-grandparents (yes, each of us have 8 of them). And yet, those people continue to have an impact on us through the genes and the traditions that they have passed on.

What you do is more important than who you are. Who you are maybe forgotten someday, but what you do lives on. What do you choose to leave behind?

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