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?
Yes, I would. I think my family would understand me, and I would hope that my family would be proud of me doing that. I don’t think my family is very materialistic, so the tangible things we’ll leave behind aren’t the most important.
Would you accept a guaranteed, lifetime allowance of $50,000 per year (adjusted annually for inflation) if accepting it meant that you could never again earn money from either work or investments?
No, I would feel useless and without purpose. I think it’s much better to know that you’ve earned your own money and have done well for yourself, through your own hard work.
Would you be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers? What if you could keep $1,000,000 or give away $20,000,000?
Knowing me, I think I would save a big sum and then use the rest to spend on others, but I wouldn’t give away money so willingly. The reasoning behind that is I wouldn’t know what that money would be used for. If it ended up being used for something bad like drugs; alcohol; something I morally disagree with, I’d feel like I contributed or supported those things and that would make me feel extremely guilty.
For $20,000 would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to anyone, and that there would be no long-term effect on your career?
That’s one big HELL NO! I wouldn’t be able to live with myself.
What would you do for or with “free” money?
This blog series takes and answers questions from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, PhD.
In other news, did you know that Jae of SCATTERBRAIN is celebrating her blog’s 4th anniversary? Jae has been with my blog since I started out, and in turn has become one of my really good friends. I don’t normally do this kind of thing but I wanted to help make sure that Jae’s anniversary goes off without a hitch! So without further ado, I (+ Jae & other awesome bloggers) give you
SCATTERBRAIN’S 4th Anniversary Giveaway!
The winner of this giveaway will receive $150 PayPal Cash + Swirl and Sparkle 2-oz solid brush cleanser!
This giveaway is open internationally to anyone 18 and over with a PayPal account.
In the “Free Entry” prompt, please enter my blog’s URL (shayneblogs.com).
The giveaway closes on February 29 at 11:59pm (EST).
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