A few years ago, author Brad Meltzer (’92) was working with a group that helped save the house where the character Superman was created. When talking to a reporter for the Wall Street Journal about it, the reporter said, “You know Brad, this is going to be in your obituary.”

“My first thought was, thank you for so clearly contemplating my death,” Meltzer says. “But it was a crazy question. What would be in my obituary?”

That thought haunted Meltzer. And now, he asks you: What will be in your obituary? The answer is in the video below.

Brad Meltzer’s TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk took place in Florida this past September.

You can watch alumnus Brad Meltzer on the History Channel on Wednesdays at 10 pm in the second season of the show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.