Becoming Minimalist Article: Inheritance: It’s More than You Think


I was recently asked, “How does your view of passing on an inheritance factor in your minimizing?”

I responded with a quote from Peter Strople I’ve never forgotten:

Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.

The inheritance we pass on to our children is more than the material possessions or the financial assets outlined in our will. It also includes the legacy we leave and the example we set. In this way, inheritance is more than what we usually think about.

This is an important perspective—and the ramifications are significant.

Interestingly, the very definition of inheritance includes this reality:

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