This lineage business has me thinking a lot !!(pun intended).
Trigger- some news about so and so being able to trace their ancestors from so long AGO and all that.
Logically speaking everyone of us (other than the test tube babies of course) have to trace back our origin to someone from the start of human race and many i am sure before that too !!
So does this mean that some of us are being lauded just because someone , some centuries before had the good sense to write down their name.
I know logic , reality and being practical are all impossible words to use in a sentence together .. still one only hopes.