Political Power and Wealth are Illusions
Think for a moment of all the time that people in office and wealthy people spend ensuring that they stay in office and/or keep their wealth. It's a monumental task. You have to constantly be in the 'social loop', in one way or another; always know what people are thinking about you, and, more importantly, what they are saying about you.
What people say about you shapes the perception that people who don't know you have of you.
Even if you hire people to manage your your 'public persona', you still have to direct them; that takes time out of your day, almost every day.
Then you have to manage your wealth. This you have to do yourself, because when that kind of money comes into play, theft is never far behind. You have to look at your competitors, what they are doing; look at your parteners, who will try to screw you over from time to time. This takes up most of your day.
As a politician you have to constantly manipulate the system that enables you to be in office. If it's a democracy, you have to bullshit the voters. If it's a monarchy, you have to ensure none of your blood relatives 'accidentaly drops' any substance in your food or drink; or anyone attempts a 'coup d'etat'; or, even worse, a real revolution by the people that rezults in a civil war. A war that ruins not only the state, but you aswell, and that is the most important part. Sometimes these maggots even have the nerve to publicly execute their former leader.
So if you add up all the hours in a day that these people spend tending to the source of their political power and/or wealth, you realize that they are, in mathematical fact, slaves to their office and/or estate. That's why their children are so wierd and awkward, they are fucked up in the head by missing and/or abusive parents. All this without taking into account inbreeding.
And leads me to my next point: the genetic legacy, the bloodline. This is total wishful thinking; if you need any proof of this just read up on the decendents of political leaders and wealthy people from the past. You will find that very rarely is the bloodline ensured for more than two hundred years. Why? you might ask. Because aquiring and maintaining political power and/or wealth creates enemies, not only in other people who lust and greed for these things, but, sometimes more importantly, it creates enemies in the general population. And these enemies will sometimes wait for you to die and then strike at your children.
This is why a democracy like Denmark creates the happiest people on the planet. Because there income inequality is low and politicians don't spend an eternity in office.
Political Power and Wealth are Illusions, they corrupt you and make you their slave. That is why time in political office should be limited, and that is why companies rise and fall, just as CEOs rise and fall all the time. This is how things should be.