When you think 16 June 1976, the word Legacy is probably the last thing you would think about. But if you really think about it, June 16 is filled with Legacy.
The young people of that time were fighting a different struggle. Oppression, freedom, and the possibility of a better opportunity. And their Legacy is our freedom from oppression and the opportunity to be anything and all we can be. We need to carry that legacy with pride and care.
The youth of today have a different struggle. We might not be throwing stones and running from bullets as a daily struggle, but we have our struggle. Each day we are faced with daunting if not challenges impossibilities. We have a duty to see through then impossible. To reach into our creative source and find solutions to the myriad of challenges faced in our present age.
The Struggle Continues
Whatever our struggle, I think we owe it to our future generation to take up the responsibility of creating a legacy that is better than what our past generation left us with. In business, family, government and the community in general. Let us take it upon ourselves to create the FUTURE we want for our children and their children’s children.
As Confucius said; “If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. But if your plan is for 100 years, educate children”. Let us educate our children about the importance of LEGACY so that they too will know to create a better world for their next generation.
As a son, a brother, a dreamer, a husband, Entrepreneur and father, I will do all that I can to the best of my abilities to create a better legacy. And I’d like to invite every other person on this land and beyond to do their part.
CELEBRATE June 16 with a commitment to creating a legacy.