Yeah, you have to feel for the poor little rich kid who is bored silly while waiting for his parents to die.<quoted text>
Well yes, off course the person has to keep a very close eye on the aging dotage parents or they may get influenced to do something. That something could be very disadvantageous to the potential inheritor kid. That is being tactical and machiavellian.
If he doesn't have a life now he will never have one, poor sap.
Machiavelli was about how to rule. This poor bugger can't even rule himself.