I don't find this inspiring at all. To me, this is a sickening transfer of wealth from the younger generation to the older one. There is nothing noble in receiving a seven-figure windfall simply from having been born at the right moment in time.
FWIW, I have done the Toronto real estate thing. As a Bay Street attorney with a working spouse, I managed to pay my 14-ft wide house off in under ten years. My neighbours on each side, who were one generation older, had managed to do the same. The only difference: They managed to do it on one blue-collar income. When it now takes a professional degree to have a cheap house that was built in a blue-collar neighbourhood, something is amiss.