InheritanceFrom Latin haerentia, the inheritance is the set of goods, Rights Y obligations that, when a person dies, he passes on to his heirs or legatees. Inheritance is, therefore, the right to inherit (receive something from a previous situation). For example: “My father left me a house on the beach as an inheritance”, “Juan Martín spent the entire inheritance on parties and trips, “It hurts me to know that I will not be able to leave an important inheritance to my children”.

It is worth mentioning that for wealthy and large families, the inheritance of parents often represents the goal of many children, who crave the death of their parents in a twisted way get part of his fortune. When the moment of distribution has arrived, it is also common for violent confrontations in the face of surprises brought to light by the will (document in which it is specified what each descendant will receive or to whom the deceased’s belongings will be bequeathed).

There are many stories of brothers who ignore their parents and appear at the funeral, like carrion birds, looking for their part of the inheritance. When one of the siblings dedicates most of his life to caring for his parents, either because they are ill or simply because of the limitations of the age Later, the level of decency and morality of the discussions is even lower, since the rest of the family tend to ignore all their efforts and refuse to allow this person to receive a greater percentage of the inheritance.

For the biology, the inheritance is composed of the phenotypic characters and from genome that living beings receive from their parents. This type of inheritance is transmitted through the genetic material found in the cell nucleus and which assumes that the offspring will have characters from one or both parents.

InheritanceAnother use of the term inheritance is linked to traits cultural, social or economic that influence a historical moment and that have their origin in previous stages: “The effusiveness of Argentines is a legacy of the first Italian immigrants”, “Mistrust in the authorities is the legacy that ten years of corrupt governments have left us”.

The inheritance is also composed of the moral or ideological traits (among others) that characterize an individual and then are noticed in their descendants: “The inheritance of Juan Ramón Verón is found at the feet of his son Juan Sebastián, recent champion of the Copa Libertadores de América together with Estudiantes de La Plata”, “It is a pity that this writer cannot show off the heritage of his father, who is much more talented than him”.

In the field of computer programming, a class represents a type of object, which has a series of properties and that it can perform certain functions (called methods) and it is possible for one class to inherit these characteristics from another. If we take as an example a class that we call Entity, whose properties are simply the coordinates of its location in three-dimensional space (represented by the letters x, Y Y z), it would be logical for any class that needed to store its position to be a descendant of Entity.

Applying the principles of inheritance would be very useful, for example, if you wanted to create a class Projectile, since it could take advantage of the position variables of Entity; on the other hand, it would need specific properties, such as speed, graph, type of projectile, among others. In turn, if the older class hierarchy had its own methods, its heirs would also have them and could make use of them and even redefine them (if they wanted to implement them differently from the original).