We, none of us, are going to live forever, not in the bodies we use, anyway. The best we can hope for is to live on in the minds of others, or in the history of what we did, and how we were remembered there.
If we do big and mighty deeds, there will be much written about is, and so we will retain a semblance of life, in books, magazines, perhaps television or films. If we are simple ordinary people, doing perhaps good, but still, ordinary things, the likelihood of the memories about us living more that a generation or two, narrow.
But if we live a good and worthy life, helping others, including people we know, communities we live in, and perhaps bigger towns, then the likelihood of thoughts about us living on is greater.
But we must always remember this – this life is our only chance to get it right, in death, comes the end of our ability to change anything, good, bad, or otherwise.
If if doubt, do the good thing, whether in company or alone. Good for others will always be the best decision.