Question of the Week #20

If you knew of a way to use your estate following your death, to greatly benefit humanity, would you do it and leave only a minimal amount to your family?

QuestionIt’s funny that you use the word “estate” to describe anything that will be left behind after I die. I don’t have a whole lot. So when I die, it’s not as if there’s a lot to go around. At this point in my life, I’d say sure. Give what I’ve got to benefit humanity. Though I’m not sure what a large DVD collection will do to greatly benefit my fellow man.

If I had a stupid amount of money, I’d still say donate it to a worthy cause. I’m sure I would need to do some research and determine which one is good and then include it in my will. But that’s how I answer right now. I’m sure my answer would be completely different if I had kids that I would want to make sure were provided for once I’m gone. But since that’s not the case at this time…

What would you do? Money for the betterment of mankind or for the betterment of your family?

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

One thought on “Question of the Week #20

  1. If I had a bunch of money and was older, then yes, I’d probably allocate it to certain causes. Since my kid isn’t grown, I’d have to say that a large chunk of it is going to have to go towards my hubs continuing to raise him. Do you know what college costs these days?!? Seriously, we’re hoping he gets a scholarship. (Do scholarships exist for kids that are really good at video games? ‘Cause that’d be pretty sweet.)

    Ideally though, I’d know that I raised my son right and that money left to my husband and him upon my demise would be used to the betterment of others.


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