I would be disappointed if I'd worked hard all my life and at the end of it I'd achieved net nothing. What's wrong in helping your children to achieve better things? I suspect those who say "I'm not bothered about the possibility that my mum and dad will not leave me anything" are only saying that, it's easy to act in a self righteous manner. Why should people who have worked hard and have assets have to forfeit them, when other people who have wasted their earnings be bailed out by the taxpayers? The solution is to make insurance for old age care compulsory, those who haven't made provision will have to accept very basic care.