Have you ever wondered what people would write about you in your obituary? What would you want them to say?
“A pacifist at heart and an inventor by nature, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. However, the invention that he thought would end all wars was seen by many others as an extremely deadly product. In 1888, when Alfred's brother Ludvig died, a French newspaper mistakenly ran an obituary for Alfred which called him the "merchant of death." Not wanting to go down in history with such a horrible epitaph, Nobel created a will that soon shocked his relatives and established the now famous Nobel Prizes.”
Jennifer Rosenberg http://history1900s.about.com/od/medicaladvancesissues/a/nobelhistory.htm (viewed 6/3/09)