You REAP what You SOW: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.
Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Most of us die with much of our beautiful music still in us, un-sung, un-played.