Shakespeare was born over 400 years ago and most people have some idea who he was, will anyone remember you in 400 years time ?
I don't understand the need for the "foot prints in the sands of time" concept. Do you remember the man, who 1,000 years ago saved a king? Genghis and Kublai Khan -- who was more important? Did they conquer whole countries or just a narrow 10-20 miles swath from China to France? Is it important? In 1,000 years, we will be a footnote in history, maybe.