Wilde Observations #1018

Only one life, ‘twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.
— C.T. Studd

Ed Newman
1 min readOct 21, 2023


Illustration by the author


A legacy is something that is passed down from one person or generation to another. It can be a physical possession, such as a piece of jewelry or a family heirloom. It can also be something intangible, such as a set of values, a tradition, or a reputation.

Legacies can be created intentionally or unintentionally. For example, a parent may intentionally leave a legacy of love and support for their children. Or, a person may unintentionally create a legacy of innovation and creativity through their work.

Legacies can be positive or negative. For example, a leader who leaves a legacy of peace and prosperity is creating a positive legacy. On the other hand, a leader who leaves a legacy of war and destruction is creating a negative legacy.

Ultimately, our legacy is what we leave behind when we are gone. It is the impact that we have on the world and the people in it.

I’ve occasionally wonder what my legacy will be. What will yours be?



Ed Newman

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