Without the Statues

Another response to a comment I wrote today reminded me of a story set in ancient Rome or Greece, where someone who had observed many statues of great leaders asked the current leader–who was widely considered to be one of the best leaders ever–why there were no statues of him. The great leader replied: “When I’m dead, I’d rather that people ask why there are no statues of me instead of why there are.”

That’s kind of how I view my life. I’d like to live the kind of life that is statue-worthy, but without the statues.



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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4 Responses to Without the Statues

  1. Jo-Anne says:

    Yeah I can get that………

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