John, a distant relative left me his entire estate in his ethical will, amounting to several million dollars. I was distressed to learn later that in his actual legal will he left all to his moronic daughter. Asked about this, John's attorney told me, "John had a sense of humor; he left via his ethical will the same millions to about three hundred people, over and over. Contemptus Mundi, John used to say, signing these letters with malicious glee." I guess the point of an ethical will, then, is to pass on ethical lessons. Point taken. I have learned mine.