Jung once said that the task of each person’s life is to complete the job his or her ancestors were unable to do. That’s often the challenge and the goal for every man—to take what his father did well and improve on it with his own kids, moving the ball down the field little by little, generation by generation. I found this statement on a popular website discussing how to be a good father when your parent may not have been a good role model. This hit home for me concerning reincarnation. If families tend to reincarnate together within the same family tree, then this thinking would make a lot of sense to me. You have to keep coming back to the messes or good works you helped create. Such as you may have mistreated a family member in a past life and come back as their child to reap what you have sown. The opposite would hold true as well, if you did good by someone, then you will return and benefit from a better situation. I'd like to get others' thoughts on this. Edit: I think this is the right spot, but if not moderators please move this to the appropriate location. Thanks.