Lastly, it is great having a large family to share knowledge, share problems, share life experience. Friends are great. Family offers a different level of closeness. You literally share a blood bond. You can (and should) share information about medical conditions. If you have some disease, condition, or malady of some sort, it is likely one of your children, nieces, nephews may get it. Having someone in the Cow let me pour you a tall glass of get over it oh and here’s a straw shirt besides I will buy this family who is a dentist or nurse or engineer or healthcare consultant or in law enforcement is great and I have all of those. If you have a question that you may feel uncomfortable asking a stranger, you can ask your sister or nephew for advice. Family, of course, are related to you by blood, regardless if they are part of your immediate family or extended family. They love you and you love them back normally, you ride with them, you die with them, you cherish every last moment with them. Your family are the first people you see, excluding the hospital worker next to your mom because there’s your mom, of which you came out through her vagina, of course. In return for giving birth to you, raising you in a healthy manner for 9 months, etc. you love your mom, your dad for not pulling out!, your grandpa for not pulling out again! and your grandma for not aborting. Because people want to leave their accumulated wealth to their families human nature those lucky enough to receive or who have actually earned a largish accumulation of assets, lobby for rules and regulations which make it easier to keep that accumulation and easier to grow that accumulation and easier to pass it along also human nature. In other words, those with money make the rules, and the rules they make allow themselves to build up more wealth, and then pass along more wealth, than those of modest means can. Someone with a very modest estate will likely see their heirs taxed at a much higher rate than someone with a multi-million dollar estate, because the multi-millionaire has hired CPAs and Attorneys to take advantage of every special rule for avoiding taxes while obtaining the highest possible returns, and use every technique in their day to day lives to increase their wealth, and the amount of assets that can be passed along, tax free.