We say in the haggadah that every person should view themselves as if they left Mitzrayim. We discuss three ways that one can understand this practically. First, although we were not the first hand recipients of Hashem's redemption, it is only because of it that we are alive today. Additionally, through this we define our national identity and our connection to all of Klal Yisrael, going beyond our individual selves. As we sit at our Seder table, we are the continuity of our forefathers, living the legacy and passing it on; therefore, they are still considered to be here through us.