Friday, August 10, 2012

Ethical Wills

What is an Ethical Will?

An Ethical Will is a document of video passing wisdom, knowledge, and cultural information to the next generation. It is usually prepared by the elderly or terminally ill. It is a living, loving, spiritual statement to the future. It is your legacy.

Why is an Ethical Will important?

In today’s fast-paced world where things are changing in the moment, it’s easy to lose track of one another. It can also be difficult for the current generation to understand where their traditions and heritage comes from. A family may have lived in one geographical area for centuries, yet that same area is completely different from when a grand or great-grandparent was growing up. If someone is facing their mortality, sharing their hopes and dreams with their loved ones can be therapeutic. Consider it a love letter to your family or just to posterity—the lived experience of one helping others.

What is your legacy? What are you leaving for future generations? If you’ve lived, are at a turning point, or facing a life-changing challenge, you should document your life. It can even be done virtually with a just a bit of computer knowledge. If you have Skype, you can complete your Ethical Will workshop from anywhere in the world.  

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