I may be unreasonable, but why do print and broadcast reporters ask an older, accomplished person “How would you like to be remembered?” I find it offensive and rude. I’m sure many of you may not agree, but I get so upset when I hear that question.
Why don’t writers ask that question to younger, famous people? The fact that it’s always used on senior people only makes me feel that they expect a person in their 70’s to die soon.
Not so fast. Older people in their 70’s and 80’s are not checking out anytime soon. In this day and age, we can last way into our 90’s. Don’t rush us. We have a lot of living to do.
To really understand what I am talking about, watch the interview Jackie Nespral, TV broadcaster, NBC 6, Miami, did with Jorge Perez, one of the most successful real estate developers in the United States. She didn’t mean any harm. However, it just seems like the end is near.