We all spend our lives trying to become somebody.
We try to become famous. Rich. Successful. Whatever.
We're all chasing the dream. We all want to be remembered. We all want to make history. We want to leave a lasting legacy. We want to make a dent in the universe. And change the world.
But as a matter of fact no one of us will ever make history. No one of us will ever be remembered. We're here to be forgotten. We're here to pave the way for the next generation of people trying to be remembered.
We all will be forgotten. Sooner or later. Even the people that made history are now almost forgotten.
Most people will never be remembered. Some people will be remembered for a year or two. A tiny fraction will be remembered for a few decades or so. But nothing lasts forever. No one will live forever.
In fact, by trying to become somebody, we really become nobody. What trying to become somebody means for most people, is to aspire to become like somebody they know. Somebody they know from TV. Or the news.
Most people are trying to become like someone that has already achieved what they want to achieve. And that's the moment when you become no one. When you become nobody. That's the moment when you give up your true identity.
That's the moment when you give up who you really are. When you try to be like someone else. Like everybody else. That's when you try to become someone you're not.
You change your story against someone else's story. Against a story that was already told. A boring story. A story no one is really interested in anymore. A story we've seen and heard maybe a hundred times already.
The ultimate way to become somebody is to be yourself.
But don't forget that even once you decided to be yourself and ultimately became someone, you won't be remembered. Ever. We're here to be forgotten.
So you might as well have some fun, enjoy yourself and step back for a few seconds from time to time while building your legacy.
While slaving your life away, working 60 – 80 hours a week building a legacy. Your legacy.
A legacy that's most likely going to disappear as soon as you disappear anyway..