What Will They Call You When You’re Gone?

Last weekend, I finished my morning jog with a silent walk through the cemetery. There were hundreds of gravestones ranging from small flat headstones to large ornate structures spanning several feet. Though the styles were diverse, one thing remained the same.

Every reference to a person’s title represented a family designation.

Throughout the entire cemetery, I could not find a single reference to a person’s career or accomplishments outside of family. Not one gravestone highlighted breaking the glass ceiling or making over a million dollars or landing a coveted Vice President or Chief Executive position. Instead, graves were decorated with family-oriented titles–“mother” or “father.”

Why do some of the living put so much emphasis on secular titles when the role within a family is the only thing that matters when we’re dead?

©Room2GrowGarden.com, February 11, 2018

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