We asked folks we admire to tell us about what they want their legacy to be. Check out their responses below.

Michael Mitchell | Action Actor & Physiologist

I want my legacy to be that no matter what you want to be or decide to do that you can be and do exactly that. Of course this ideology is within reason and the natural restrictions of what humans are capable of but otherwise, it is possible to achieve what another human achieves. I want people no matter the age to know that their environment doesn’t have to mold them. There are so many underprivileged and impoverished communities which has many minority groups. Within these communities, these people don’t get to see and experience what the privileged and affluent communities are able to most of the time. Read more>>

Melissa Polinar | Singer-Songwriter, Musician, & Artist

Figuring out what I want my legacy to be was and is a loaded journey. I also believe that it is constantly evolving as one evolves as a person. There is a part of me that want people to not only remember my name or my accomplishments – but also hope that whatever I leave behind will truly mean something to them as well. I’ve been writing songs since I was a teenager and singing many years before then – not because I wanted to pursue songwriting/music as a career initially. It was something that I just truly loved. Read more>>

Andrew Rudy | Musical Artist & Student at USC

This is such a great question! Our legacy is how we live on, possibly forever. I have thought about this a lot recently as mortality has been something that has become more prevalent in my life, and I’m sure many other people’s lives as well. I would hope that my legacy is something along the lines of “there will never be another performer like Andrew”. As a musical artist, I not only want people to love my music, but I want them to lose themselves in my shows. I want them to find themselves there too. Read more>>

Desmond Edson | Luxury Mixoligist & Entrepreneur

I want to be remembered as someone that turned any situation into a positive one. From Worldwide Bartending Expeditions, to solidifying myself as a Beverage Tycoon, to being a Political Leader and bringing the community together while creating safe places to express/enjoyment. Also establishing my brand to grow into more than drinks but as a lifestyle. I want my life to be a happy one, as a child imagines being surrounded by friends & family this is how my mind imagines leaving my family example as just enjoying every moment you have. I want people to remember a inspiring tale about drinks, adventure, love and happiness everything else is just a plus. Read more>>