Other than with your family members, do you think your life will have a lasting impact?
Lol my great-great-great grandpa owned a plantation with slaves in the 1800s. So now a major league baseball player has my last name. (At the time,slaves were given the last name of their owners)
Lol i'm 13 and i'm writing a book (i would tell u more but i don't have it copyrighted.)
Yes, i hope. I'm going to be an occupational therapist and help people do the daily tasks that most take for granted.
Everything is interconnected, so everyone makes a lasting impact
Maybe, if I do end up being an author.
Yeah I have no purpose
You have to envy the optimism of the youth. Go get your dreams and don't let anything slow you down...
Many people aren't even aware of their impact on others. For instance, I watched a guy save an old lady's life yesterday. Tat affected her, definitely, but also I and fellow onlookers. (I would have helped but he beat me there --- fine with me, I would have messed it up haha)
Half the people are deluded? No, I don't think so. People have out of family relationships. People think of excellent ideas and that changes something small but still makes a change. People can save others lives without even knowing if a person is suicidal and you're simply nice to them.
SoH has a lot of members with huge ego's.
I am like a fart in a hurricane. I will have no effect.
I don't know if I will, but I definitely hope to.
Depends on what is meant by lasting. As a physical therapist, I would impact others lives. But I doubt I would leave any truly lasting reputation. I will, however, leave a legacy in my children. That would be a lasting impact.
according to this particular survey, half of the users of this app have illusions of grandeur, or delusions of mediocrity to be more precise.
Depends on how you define lasting
Lots of delusional people out there. While you will make an impact on the people around you, it will not be lasting on the population as a whole. How many people who died 100 years ago do we actually talk about? Very, very few.
people are in prison because of me, so yeah.
Thousands of years from now, future historians will salvage the SOH comments board from the ruins of our civilization's data and each and every one of these comments will be as historically impactful as the Rosetta Stone. So if you chose "no" go back and change your answer to "yes".
Shouldn't this say "family members and friends"?
So you are 1 of Mitt's 47%, just like me!
In the end, nothing really lasts. This world will be burned by the inevitable explosion of the sun, or if something else gets us first. But, I still yearn for my existence to affect others. To be remembered. To have purpose. Even if I'm not some ridiculous celebrity, I hope I help someone
This poll should be 100% "yes" then.
I ran a daycare so I say yes! I loved on those babies and toddlers and pre-teens!!:)
I'm in retail management. I look at my job as more of a people developer than as a manager. Getting talented people in to positions where they succeed is an awesome feeling.
All of these people may not know where the effect came from, and indeed someone else effected us to bring us to this point.
All you folks that say that these people think too much of themselves are looking at this in the wrong way. I don't think any of them believe that they are going to be remembered by name for all of time. Anyone who works with people will effect some of those people and they will effect other people
I answered Tony's poll questions, therefore I had an impact.
I have a penis neither large or small but girthy. I have had sex with 4 ladies. I was good with 2 of them. I hope the men who are with the ones I was bad with appreciate they don't have to work as hard. To the others I am sorry I hope you make them squirt too.
There be a lot of assholes here who think they are way more important than they are
So so so so true!
Who knows. I hope so even if I'm not remembered by name...a butterfly flaps its wing in Texas....
What does being Christian have to do with it?
What exactly did he change? If I might ask.
Vanity would like to make me say yes. However, common sense tells me "yea right" !NO!
Love this question
I would like to think the 20 years I served in the military and the hard work I did keeping the linear accelerators in the cancer center up and running helped some people out. Now I am a completely unproductive retired citizen living off the government and my IRA.
I'm a worker bee.
I hope so, I try to make a positive impact through my actions & words.
I fart alot, so I'm probably adversely affecting weather patterns and sea levels!
10+ years of service work and community service, I really hope so. At least it's had a lasting impact on my,
Positive or negative?
And your answer is.... (?)
This is a REALLY great question! Yet I have always framed this question differently. It's not "will my life have impact" ("about me" mindset), but rather "will I make a positive impact in the world" (external focus).
We all can impact people hugely. Sometimes I'll be having a bad day and a compliment is all it takes I turn it around. It's so easy to do something nice for someone else and you never know what they could be going through. Who knows you might just save their life!