A 20-year-old man named Mark had spent his entire life as an only child, until one day, when this belief came crashing down. It turned out that he had a sister named Lucy, and this would have some serious financial repercussions for him.
The Unknown Child
Mark explained how this bizarre appearance of his unknown sibling came about: “My mother had a child with her first boyfriend while she was in college, and they couldn’t support her so she opted for adoption at birth. My father was aware of this, but I was never told.”
Lucy had recently re-entered the family’s life, after reconnecting with her mother. They had been getting along quite well, exchanging messages, going for occasional lunches, and even attending a few family events together.
Mark and Lucy, while not exactly close, got along fine. However, their connection felt more like that of acquaintances or friends of the family rather than siblings. Despite this, Lucy was generally a pleasant addition to his life, until one day when a serious implication arose.
The Grandparents’ Inheritance
A few years ago, Mark’s maternal grandparents had passed away, and in their will, they left their entire estate to Mark. On his 20th birthday, Mark was allowed to access this inheritance, and it was substantial, totaling around six million dollars.
The Uncomfortable Request
Recently, Mark’s mother approached him with an uncomfortable request. She asked him to share a portion of his inheritance with Lucy. The reasoning behind this request was that Lucy, still a college student, was struggling with debt, and Mark’s mother believed that some financial support would greatly benefit her.
However, Mark didn’t feel the same familial connection with Lucy that he felt with his immediate family. To him, Lucy was more like an acquaintance. He expressed this sentiment to his mother, who wasn’t pleased with his response.
His Mom’s Outrage
“She wasn’t exactly happy with my answer”, the man explained. “She believes I’m being extremely selfish because Lucy is family too, and could very much benefit from this money.”
However, Mark did not share this perspective at all. “I don’t really see it as my problem”, he admitted. “I believe family is who feels like family, not who shares your DNA. Secondly, my grandparents were aware of Lucy’s existence, yet they still chose to leave everything to me.”
Mark also noted that Lucy had grown up in a stable and well-off environment. “It’s not like she grew up poor in the foster system or anything”, he explained. “She was adopted at birth by what seems like two great people. Her adoptive parents are an accountant and a teacher.”
Weighing His Conscience
Overall, Mark did not believe that his mother was right to accuse him of being selfish and felt that it would be against his grandparents’ will to share the money. Furthermore, he had already planned out how he would carefully invest and spend this money, so giving some of it away would be a serious blow to his aspirations.
Seeking an Online Jury
Despite his firm stance, the man couldn’t help but wonder whether he was being greedy. He headed to a social network, posting his story and asking readers what they thought. “Your grandparents were aware of Lucy’s existence yet they chose not to leave her an inheritance”, one reader reminded him. “That was their legal wish, so you’re doing nothing wrong.”
His Parents Knew
In response to the previous comment, another commenter added their own interesting point. “It’s also worth noting that your mother was obviously aware of Lucy’s existence for your entire life, yet she seemingly did nothing about it until now!? She’s in the wrong for that.”
He Was a Millionaire
Everyone rigorously defended the man, but one commenter pointed out that he shouldn’t be letting this moral dilemma weigh on his mind. “Dude, you have $6 MILLION”, they exclaimed. “Do you realize how much money that is? With that kind of money, I’d be dancing for joy and not giving a damn about Lucy.”
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