Quote of the Day: Legacy

Quoth Andrew Lahde

Appointments back to back, booked solid for the next three months, they look forward to their two week vacation in January during which they will likely be glued to their Blackberries or other such devices. What is the point? They will all be forgotten in fifty years anyway. Steve Balmer, Steven Cohen, and Larry Ellison will all be forgotten. I do not understand the legacy thing. Nearly everyone will be forgotten. Give up on leaving your mark. Throw the Blackberry away and enjoy life.

Very true. All these people who spend all their life trying to amass more and more wealth or power simply end up taking up more pain that this is worth. They have reached the point of diminished returns and yet, they stilll keep at it, while makingĀ  things worse for everyone in the meantime.