… the world will continue to move on.
Sure, people will probably miss you for a bit. But, they’ll eventually learn to cope without you—be it in your job, organization, or even in your relationships.
It would be selfish to ask people not to move on. It would be selfish to hold them back from moving on.
Once you realize that the world will move on even without you, you’ll learn to make a difference just because you can. You’ll learn to make an impact in other people’s lives not for the sake of being remembered, but for the simple reason of helping them. You’ll learn to love without expecting anything in return.
It’s also quite liberating as you’ll also learn how to do things for yourself. To create art. To pursue your passion and your calling.
Hey, people won’t remember you anyway. Why not live the life you want (while genuinely trying to make a difference)?