What do you want on your tombstone?
What do you want to be remembered by? James Gray is currently missing at sea and the article in the New York Times (which reads like an obituary!) talks all about what a great researcher he is at Microsoft. While I’m sure he’d like to be recognized for his work at Microsoft, I’m sure that’s not all he is – the article briefly mentions a wife just to say that she’s the one that called him in missing.
While I’m proud of my career and hope my work is recognized I hope my obituary (and not my missing at sea notice!) recognizes me for more than just that.
If I am missing at sea, I hope the authorities and media are all focused on information to help find me as opposed to my accomplishments in life!
I hope they find James Gray alive and well soon and he can tell us personally what he’s proud of.