What is your legacy?

One thousand years ago, there was a good woman who played by the rules and was a good mother and wife. She died in childbirth giving birth to her ninth child and was buried in an unmarked grave. Nobody remembers her name.

About 500 years ago Joan of Arc broke all of the sexist rules, and she lives forever in the history books of humanity.

120 years ago, Annie Oakley could outshoot any man alive, in an age of wild west gunslingers. She broke all of the sexist rules, and she lives forever in the history books of humanity.

110 years ago, Madame Curie broke all the sexist rules by becoming a pioneer in nuclear physics, in an era when women were rarely sent to school, and she lives forever in the history books of humanity.

Remember that women who abide by the rules are forgotten a few days after they are buried. There are very few if any well behaved, rule abiding women, in the history books. So anyone who tells you to behave yourself, is a threat to your legacy

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Stephanie Heck https://www.facebook.com/sheck?fref=nf

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Posted on January 28, 2015, in Everyday Life, inspiration and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Who knows what my legacy is but hopefully I won’t be forgotten too quickly!

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