i know children of parents who work like crazy on their companies. they don't feel inspired; they feel angry.
i don't presume to know what the poor girl who lost her dad will feel, but i would be wary of using romantic bullshit to justify what you want to do. we tend to be very good at finding excuses for what we already believe in.
Thanks for this post Bubs. People always ask how can I/they do startups and be a good Dad/Mom/Parent. The flexible nature of our work is key. I can still put in more time than these young Founders and not miss (too often) my most important meetings with my two little angel investors - my kids.