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How to Leave a Legacy When You Don’t Have Children

Wednesday, August 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
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The below article was published in The New York Times on July 17, 2018 and was written by Anna Goldfarb.

Karen Malone Wright, 62, is well aware of the existential implications of not having offspring. As founder of TheNotMom.com, a website for childless women — and an only child with no kids herself — she’s never been able to shake the feeling of being last one to turn the lights out.

For some people who don’t have children by choice or circumstance, the issue of leaving a legacy can be especially fraught.

Ms. Malone Wright, who lives in Cleveland, noted that even if you have a child, you have no way to control where your child carries your legacy; it might not be a direction you would choose.

Some try to contribute to the greater good by serving as coaches or mentors or supporting charities. Others aim to make enduring contributions in their careers. Click here to continue reading on the New York Times website...


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