What Does It Mean to “Pass On Your Values”? Thought Leaders Weigh In
At some point in their lives, most people think about passing on their values, ideals and beliefs to the next generation your Little Rock Estate Planning Firm, can help. What does it mean to do this in real terms?
“The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.” – Billy Graham
“I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is not about where you start, but where you’re going.” – Al Sharpton
“I think change needs to be egoless. It’s not about my leaving my fingerprints or a legacy. It’s more important to be part of a process by rolling up your sleeves, being on the ground, initiating projects, starting campaigns—you know, building stuff.” – Queen Rania of Jordan
“A friend of mine said something powerful at his grandfather’s funeral. He said that the greatest lesson from his grandfather’s life was that he died empty, because he accomplished everything he wanted, with no regrets. I think that…would be the greatest sign of success.” – Marvin Sapp
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” – Roy E. Disney
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare
At McChain, Miller and Nissman, we want to help you give the next generation those things that matter to you—whether that means passing your estate to your children, creating a charitable trust, or something more.