I have always envied people whose work lasted long after their lives ended. Engineers who design bridges, buildings etc. can see the results of their work late in their life. Physicians who save lives & make life better for others can see their accomplishments in their life time, especially when it is children's lives they save. Teachers leave wisdom that lasts for generations. Without them society would deteriorate. My work will only last till all the equipment I have worked on is recycled. One consolation is that I was able to provide for my family & my children have benefited from their education I have been able to fund by having a union pay scale job.