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    Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    An interesting notion or two were raised in this article.

    How to be remembered in 1000 years

    In general they discuss notoriety through the centuries, what it takes to be memorable long after the world in which one made an impression has become just a notation in the history books.

    How many people who "made history" in the previous Millennium will be remembered by the end of this one?
    And, how many of those do you suppose will have been from this previous Century which is well writ in our own memories?

    Taking that just a little further, I know 'we have only just begun' this new millennium, but do you think many of the movers and shakers of today will be long remembered as influential in the next thousand years?
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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    In this instance i think of the 'bog man'...and others like him.. he represents more than himself but a whole culture. Infamy is fleeting.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Why would anyone care whether or not their name is remembered in a thousand years? Do you think Alexander The Great, Hammurabi, Genghis Khan,or Hitler cares if anyone still remembers their name, or whether its famous or infamous? I suspect not.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Quote Originally Posted by messo View Post
    Why would anyone care whether or not their name is remembered in a thousand years? Do you think Alexander The Great, Hammurabi, Genghis Khan,or Hitler cares if anyone still remembers their name, or whether its famous or infamous? I suspect not.
    They probably do not much care, now, but in their lifetime, Eternal fame was their goal.
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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    If anyone knows the names of any of the bog corpses I'd be wonderfully pleased.
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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    You dont need to know a name to know someone. I know plenty of people called. "Mate"......or spot.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    And yet, we have plenty of names of people from history (written on stone or pots etc ) and we have no idea who they are.

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    The religious queueing up to get in to heaven hope their name will be famous for eternity, or at least long enough to get in - apart from the ones who find god and just repent all their misdeeds and get in that way, and women who don't have a soul being made from adam's rib.

    Most of us are lucky if our name lasts a generation or two - what was your great great grandfathers name?

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    Re: Will anyone know your name in a thousand years?

    Everyone makes History in their own little way. They may not be recognised so much as others for it, but they make History nonetheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Everyone makes History in their own little way. They may not be recognised so much as others for it, but they make History nonetheless.
    Yes....what about all those people who have died in all those famous wars. Without them dying we wouldnt have all those famous wars therefore no alexanders the great, no mcarthys, no churchills.

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