Legacy is the effect that our lives have on other people’s lives whether good or bad. Daily, we are curating our legacy, by who we are, what we do, and what we say. It’s never too late to work on this.
The awareness of the certainty of death is empowering as it should give the ability to live life more intentionally and assess the impact of our ideals in our lives.
In this week’s podcast, Matina Agio
describes the idea of “Life closure by design”
; preferably the age of 50 is the ideal time to be more conscious about life closure, especially having light ownership and getting clarity on what will be left behind.
What we do with our inheritance has two aspects; the first is to optimise it and use it so we can create happiness for ourselves, the second is to preserve what we can so we can give it to the next generation with stories and history.
Storytelling is the center of Matina’s work; using the stories behind objects owned by clients to resolve issues. Parents need to tell stories about their things to their children because it is unlikely for a child to sell something that has a story to it.
When navigating inheritance and trying to be a custodian of what has been left behind, employing the concept of “Gratitude” is highly efficacious, in that it helps to understand the value of these things. This gives a reason to own these things and helps us know what our relationship was like with those who left them behind.
This episode is thought-provoking and inspiring. I hope you enjoy it!