The easy thing to do is write a will, but I think that’s the lazy way out. For a will to be properly carried out, someone would have to hire lawyers, an executor, tax specialist, and be prepared for the administrative & legal fallout. Those who have lost family members as I have will know what I’m talking about. Inheritance goes to the lawyers & taxman.
Also especially in the case of suicide, count on your will to be contested because by definition (so the law says) if you kill yourself you’re mentally ill. A written will by a suicidal person is as good as a drunk sketch on a cocktail napkin in the eyes of the courts.
So in other words, if you want your kid sister to get your clock radio, then just give her the damn clock radio. Don’t write a convoluted legal document that requires a bunch of $200/hr lawyers to hand it to her with a tax bill.
That’s an oversimplified example but you get my point. I have a pretty sizable net worth. If I can get everything liquid in time, I’ll just write a check and mail it to my beneficiaries. Or better yet, set up an automatic Paypal Friends & Family transfer (no fees, no taxes).
The problem: I don’t have any beneficiaries. There isn’t a single person in the world whom I care about, or who cares about me, enough for me to hand over my secret treasure. I’m sure I’m not the only one here who’s in this situation. Every day there are posts about being completely alone. So what do you guys plan to do with your money & property?
An obvious choice would be to donate it, but I have an even greater mistrust of “charitable organizations” than I have for people in general. This came from years of volunteering with charities and quietly observing how things are run. It would make you sick, even with the most respected charities.
Throw on top of the fire the fact that I’m too exhausted with this world to do much of anything, let alone engage in a major search for the fucking chosen one. Increasingly it’s looking like all my monetary value will simply vanish, like any value I had as a human, and nobody will give a shit. In practical terms I guess it all gets assimilated by the government.