On my daily encounters with different people, I seem to come across those that are living vicariously. It's fairly common among elderly folks who have a son or daughter that is very successful. Usually, their child will have a well-paying career that allows them to travel and see the world. There's nothing necessary wrong with this. It's great to know that your child is doing well in life. A bit of pride and chest-thumping is not the end of the world. However, this may become a problem if one is living vicariously through others. Perhaps these elderly folks did not have the opportunities their children had, and not nearly as successful. Watching their children make their way into the world, they sort of adopt the successes and adventures of their offspring, as their own. Have you encountered any people like this? Do you think that this behavior is healthy?