Well it is important for you to gain respect,love and care for those people around you.Sometimes being a good person inspire other people and on that way you can be remembered and loved by people you know and people who knows you.
The universe seeks balance. You get back what you put out there. Act toward others the way you want to be treated and on balance it will come back to you. By doing so you will make the world a better place and when you are gone people will say the world was a better place with you in it.