Does inheriting wealth rob children of motivation and purpose?  While most would want the best for our children and loved ones, how can the proper balance be struck between providing opportunity and enabling apathy?  Benchmarks to meet or achieve before having access to inheritance can work for some to perhaps stoke motivation in children.  However, getting your children to think like you through financial literacy, solving problems, proper associations, and how to best invest one’s time may work in concert with benchmarks to install motivation and purpose.