I recently read an idea that may forever guide how I live my life.
“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.” -Banksy
Although I am still in high school, I feel as though I share a distinct goal with those who have come before me, those who are around me, and inevitably those who will come after me. We never want to be forgotten. We all want to be remembered.
This defies time. This is how we each not only make our mark, but take the steps towards immortality. We never die; we have no ghosts. The human mind is an amazing universe within itself. It is through this that we determine eternity.
Take any book character or historical figure that has passed on-Jay Gatsby, Albus Dumbledore, George Washington- they have never left. They live in the minds and words of people. Reality lies in the mind. So to live without a ghost, that is the goal.