Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are divorcing. In this grave pandemic situation, Newspapers are obsessed with how their wealth ($143 Billion) will be divided between the two. I immediately thought of what Alexander the Great said when he was about to die.
On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:
The best doctors should carry his coffin.
The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery.
His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see.
One of his generals asked him to explain the reasons. Here is what Alexander the Great has to say.
I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.
I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.
I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed.