This Pearls Before Swine cartoon shows how cemeteries reflect the eras of the people who lived, died and are buried there. And the reflection of our current times is not pretty.
Goat and Pig are perusing the headstones:
“Smith 1902-1982 Established first state orphanage”
“Williams 1941-1966 Philanthropist; Inventor of 12 Life-Saving Vaccines”
“Cooper 1922-1971 Founder of Metropolitan Art Museum”
“Jones 1903-1982 Builder of world’s largest suspension bridge”
“Johnson 1968-2016 Had 58 Twitter followers”
“The recent ones depress me,” says Goat. “Whoa. Look at all this guy’s Facebook likes,” says Pig.
So, the question is – what do you want on your tombstone? Are you living your life so that a marker summarizing it has something of value to say? It’s not to late to make a change today.