Genghis Khan created the Mongol Empire in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. He ruled most of Asia and even parts of Europe. His word affected the lives of millions of people.
Today, he is just one more chapter in the rise and fall of empires. And most people have never heard of him, let alone think of him with any regularity.
Almost all of the most important, influential, and wealthiest people of our time will be utterly forgotten in just a few generations.
(Adapted from Joseph Goldstein’s book Mindfulness.)
5 comments on “Impermanence Thought of the Day”
True, though, his genetic lineage appears in 0.5% of all men in the world. Pretty impressive.
At least people remember that he lived. Qin Shi Huang (I looked it up) was the first emperor of China. I couldn’t pick that name out of a police lineup.
“The world was not big enough for Alexander the Great, but a coffin was.” Juvenal
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Well there is a lot to know about the topic. he has ruled graciously and made the empire more stronger than before and its happened due to the strict and thorough leadership of him in a right direction with the help of his loyal members.