The extinction of your namesake and of your family can take several generations to occur. Your name could end in a single generation. An older wise person who has seen much and now sits alone in the depth of their wisdom. They can be the source of revival and rejuvenation of your family unity. But, The words of an old elder will be as empty as a gentle breeze. If you do not heed the elders wise words and take the necessary corrective actions in your own life. Then your name, your family genes and yourself will surely become extinct. Go and sin No more.
This is not just for yourself or for your own family. It is also important for your clan, tribe, city, region, nation and planet. Extinction or life choice. How you live your life in daily activity is that important.
Added on 26 July 2017:
I now know of many families which are on the verge of extinction of either their family name or their family genetic branch.
I was just recently included in a conversation with some sibling elders of a particular family. All of them are in their 70's and one 80 plus. They have come to the collective acknowledgement. That their family name will end in their city. Their family history goes back some 200 years. I could feel the deep *sadness in each of them. Except for the Monk character type of person. Who was 80+. He was interested in eating at the exact specific time. He is just awesome. So is his new wife. He DA MAN!.LOL.
All of the elders children are older than forty and the sons who were supposed to carry on the family name have refused. Apparently literally. I do not know their adult children approaching fifty. But, this is what has happened. The decisions made are from decades ago.
What could I say? What can I do? I remained silent and acknowledged the truth of their lives. It has been a week and I'm still heart broken for them. I couldn't even come up with a profound quote in the moment of genuine need. Go figure. I was meant to be only a witness to maybe one of their last get together's before another sibling passes on.
Being adopted and having the life I've had. I know my place in the adopted family. I guess not being in a good family unit. I can easily see the importance of things like honor of the family name and owning the responsibility of continuing the family name. Which I have done and it was not intentional in the beginning. I have come very close to changing my name to something like *MacNoOne.
*Note: When I enter into emotional connections with people. I always carry them with me for a long period of time. The deep profound sadness at this time is unshakable within me. Like I have to do more. But, I cannot. I do feel that this kind of sadness can shorten the life of an elder. I hope this is not the case. I suspect they do read my writings from time to time. It may be time to conduct your own living funerals. Read this here. Highlight, Copy and paste.
I would have no idea what name I would have selected. Although my wife's last name was a consideration. I even considered John Doe for a period of time. Now don't go thinking to hard about the name C.J.MacKechnie
The name "MacNoOne" would have meant "Son of No One". It should be considered as humor but in a serious tone. That was in a time in my life when I was feeling incredibly alone. I knew no one cared about me and includes me as well. It just did not mattered if I lived or died. I was a very bad person and had done very bad things. Going to Hell would not have been a problem. because, I had lived there for about 18 years.
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