5 life lessons Glenn would have shared with his son on TWD

Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) - The Walking Dead - Season 2, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) - The Walking Dead - Season 2, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
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3. Be True To Yourself

"“Glenn: People you love, they made you who you are. They’re still part of you. If you stop being you, that last bit of them that’s still around inside, who you are it’s gone. Enid: Who are those people to you? Glenn: My parents. A man named Dale. Maggie’s father, Hershel. A woman named Andrea. A man named Tyreese. Who are they to you?”"

The apocalypse changes people. As time goes on and things get harder people become harder. Glenn fought against that. His insistence on remaining true to his ideals that were shaped by Dale, and Hershel, and all the people he loved and admired was a living legacy for those people. He knew one of the most fundamental truths about humanity which is that the people we love are never really gone. They live on in the memories, stories, and choices of the people whose lives they touched.

In the apocalypse world where there are few tangible ways to remember people like photos or recordings that living legacy is the only legacy there is. Hershel will need to learn that the hard way, learning who his father was through Maggie’s memories and stories of Glenn. But it’s certain that Glenn would want his son to know that the people he loves will always be with him as long as he remembers them and is shaped by their influence. Living for other people is difficult, but it’s a way to memorialize the past and people who laid the foundation for the new path forward.

Hershel isn’t the only child that will have to figure out how to keep the legacy of a beloved parent alive, but hopefully he and Maggie will return to the communities where he will know the love and security of the community that his father and grandfather helped to build.