Yup, too many of us focus too much on biological legacy (and once they have children, biological parents as a rule don’t seem to put much effort into developing their own as better human beings or into improving the world for other people’s children) and not on intellectual or cultural legacy. People we remember as having been impactful on the world at large — writers, scientists, engineers, anthropologists, inventors of vaccines, some development specialists, even the land-conquering generals — do we remember the names of their children?
Whose children do we remember? Or are force fed? Those of useless petty dictators and narcissists.