Meaning and Definition of posterity

Posterity is a term derived from the word latin posterĭtas. It may be the future, posthumous glory or all the people who will live after a certain time or a certain person.

Examples: "when I saw the cruise below, I did not hesitate and I took a picture for posterity", "although I now feel misunderstood, I know that my work will be for posterity", "Peruvian striker has made a goal that will be celebrated in the seed for its beauty.

Posterity, therefore, refers to something that is later than the time the current because it has not yet arrived. It is customary, when taking a picture, it is intended to be appreciated in posterity: that is, the subject seeks to capture the image instantly to repeat in the future.

The idea of the seed is also associated with something living in the present and still remembered in the future. Suppose that a musician comes just offer a concert that lasted more than four hours and was attended by all persons which accompanied the artist with euphoria. Many believe that this memorable concert will go down in history and will be celebrated in posterity. Ten years later, the participants will remember again.

On a more philosophical or symbolic plane, we can say that celebrities and their works remain alive for posterity, long after their physical death. This is demonstrated when we remember today personalities who lived hundreds or thousands of years.
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