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12 Life Lessons We Learned from Dinosaurs

By Becky Ferreira Aug 20, 2013

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Leave Your Mark

Is there anything more evocative than dinosaur footprints? How strange to stand near the tracks of a long-extinct animal, who passed by the same place an unfathomably long time ago. Humans have the ability to leave a mark that outlasts their own lives too. Again, luck is involved in achieving this kind of immortality, but one thing's for sure: you can't leave a legacy if you don't build one. We can interact with thinkers who lived millennia ago because they wanted to make a difference in their own time. Pay the favor forward, and leave tracks — whatever that means for you — for people of the future to ponder.

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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