Two Kinds of Legacy

When you die, your possessions will be distributed according to a will in which you allocated property to specific people. Objects left in a will are called a legacy.

But “legacy” also has a much deeper meaning.

In Jewish tradition, people write “ethical wills” in which they pass on to the next generation, especially their children,the gift of wisdom and good wishes. This legacy is far more profound and permanent than bequests of property.

An ethical will is often a personal letter to the most important people in our lives. It conveys our values, convictions and hopes. An ethical will is also an autobiography – not of events and dates, but of the insights and intuitions that define who we are and tell the world what we stand for and what we think is important.

These documents provide a priceless and prized source ofloving advice and can become treasured family heirlooms. Because they are about ethics, they also can become a moral compass that helps loved ones navigate their way to worthy and happy lives.

Yet no matter how highly cherished these letters can be for those who receive them, the process of writing them can change your perspective and cause you to readjust your own priorities.

What would you put in your ethical will? When you can, begin writing down everything you might want to pass on tothe people you love. But know this: Once you start, it will be hard to stop as you’ll experience a surge of thoughts that will engulf you with all the subconscious beliefs that make you who you are and what you will be.

According to Socrates, the touchstone of wisdom is to first know thyself. Try it, and you’ll see why.

 

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Why Do we have to CHANGE! ???

Just had a conversation with my close friend and he asked me to change a few things in my attitude and behaviour, as he thinks I am “TOO KIND” , I was shocked to hear this , but he explained me well and said this world is not as good as one thinks and just there to use your good nature to their best interest..

Well I was not completely convinced, as I argued that “What goes around ,comes back around” and “Every Action has an equal and opposite reaction” , things just do not go in vain. But he argued on saying that one should do good if you get something good back from “good people” only and not do good or spend a penny even on people who are selfish..

Umm Do you think So ?? Well i agree to an extent but not completely … I think a person should just do whatever he feels, help or be good to anyone he wants not select and be good with a selected group of people…

Why This???   Why Change for the rest ??? Why Not just be Yourself ??   😦