Old Man with a Hat
- Jul 4, 2012
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- Central Oklahoma
The person with the toys would have been happy with what he/she had while they were alive. That means they won in some ways just because they had the things that drove their desire. No one else matters at that point. Not your wife or your kids or your grand kids. Even if they crush it all. The guy who had it was happy with what he had. Even if all he did was stare at them.
Perhaps, but why leave such a confused array of things for your loved ones to deal with? Part of me thinks this is the height of arrogance and selfishness. The dead person didn't "win" ****. I've seen people leave this earth with such a mess of what their life was, for their heirs to sift through and spend $$$ on lawyers to sort it out - and take half of what was there, in the first place. A will or a trust is the very least a person can do to leave their heirs a roadmap to go with. I think a person owes that to their spouse/kids/g-kids...etc.