Over the last year we have talked about writing pleasant and sentimental spiritual ethical wills. However, since a spiritual ethical will is your last remarks on life you do have the option to write an ethical letter that is, well, curt or less than flattering to the people that you address the letter to. While it is better to write an ethical essay that imparts uplifting messages, if this hope is not the message you want to send you can take another path.
An ethical will is the prefect place to clear the air. Writing an ethical letter that confronts people that have wronged you in your life, or that have taken advantage of you or others can be a very cleansing experience. When writing this type of letter you will want to identify the conflict that you want to discuss and then list all the points that support your side of the conflict. For example, you can identify a time when a specific person took advantage of your good will by borrowing money and not paying you back, by not being there for you when you needed a shoulder to cry on or by treating you badly after you treated them like royalty.
You have two options when it comes to writing a negative ethical will. Your first option is to make it personal. Create an ethical letter for each person you want to “yell” at or clear the air with. This letter will be read only by them. Your second option is to write a single multi-person ethical will that is to be read after you pass away in front of a group of people.
While writing these letters can be a good way to cleanse your own soul and get negatives thoughts out of your head, you may want to destroy these letters after they have been written. On the other hand, it may provide you with one last pleasure knowing that you were finally able to put someone in their place.
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