Then too, newer generations may not want to deal with the awful weight of a huge structure and begin to question the stick-and-carrot of the family inheritance.Yeah, but his goal in life was to raise his family the way he was raised. Dad went to work, mom stayed home and took care of the kids, have a nice little house with a dog. He found his dream but worked his life off to get it. He raised a family of five, two of the three kids are out of the house to my knowledge, maybe even the last one, I don't know. He lost his sister about four years ago and then his brother-in-law about two years ago, and the guy was loaded. I don't know what he left my friend, but I'm sure it was a nice chunk of dough. If anybody deserves it, it's him.
I just don't see that motivation in younger people these days. As per the OP, it's gimme, gimme, gimme. People owe me, it's my right that they do owe me.