Statistics show, that family fortunes dissipate by the 3rd generation. Also, the life cycle of countries seems like ~ 200 years. But there are a few that seem to go on forever. For example, here is our home country, France. Not only has France weathered 2000 years of war and population shifts, but has continuously remained a decisive power in world history. Others may not be as decisive and direct in authority, but some do continue indestructible forever, such as China, the Jewish communities, and the Romani people. In the world of aggressive assimilation and fast Americanization, these few stand the storm ever unchanged. What kind of power stands behind such a resiliency? Is it human or something else? How are these few capable to go on indefinitely when all others die and get born in a flux of various cycles and whims?