I was looking for the source of "it takes three generations to make a fortune and one generation to lose it". A misremembrance. My query resulted in a lot of similar findings regarding how long it takes to lose something. No wonder our Kings of Coins always look so grumpy.
- How long does it take to lose a culture? One generation. Ken Ham
- It Only Takes One Generation for a Church to Die. Sean Lucas
- 70% of Rich Families Lose Their Wealth by the Second Generation. Chris Taylor, Reuters
- In three generations, a dynasty will have run its course. Douglas Tong
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." ~ Ronald Reagan 1911-2004