Life is short
I'm nearly 70 and I could tell the story of my life in one hour. MY grandmother lived to be 99 and it was frightening how easy it was for her to tell the story of her own life. A farmers wife who raised three daughters and two sons. Then she took care of her grandchildren. Not much anything else. Even her painless death was uneventful.
Being close to death myself and having lost every friend and several relatives to diseases and accidents I now understand that unless your a famous scientist, architech, artist, writer etc you will be forgotten almost immediately after your funeral.
Go to any cemetary and look at the abandoned graves. Thats whats in store for most people.