I’ll never forget the first time I brought my college girlfriend home to meet my parents. I think I was 22 at the time, and my dad just sort of casually, out of nowhere said “you know Ben, when I was your age, you’d been born.”
I had no idea what to do with that observation. It was true, but jarring. What was he trying to imply? Was he pushing me to get serious with this girl and go settle down already as I was clearly becoming an old and tattered bachelor?
I have no idea. But it just serves to illustrate how great the divide is becoming between generations and their expected life paths. Another great illustration of that phenomenon are these tweets right here.
10. The best of times
It’s whatever, this is where we live now, we’ve come to accept it.
My parents at 26 vs me at 26 pic.twitter.com/KSsQcgqAqt
— cacktoush (@mrthnndr) December 8, 2020
9. That face
That absolutely unforgettable face.
My parents at 28 vs me at 28 pic.twitter.com/wFi3fEJbSV
— Cindy (@feedcin) December 8, 2020
8. I’m a top
And you’re living like it.
My parents at 22 vs me at 22 pic.twitter.com/iwgiJpNkDL
— Megan 🙂 (@meganelliott11) December 8, 2020
7. That’s a stretch
We’re all just keeping occupied as best as we can.
My parents at 25 vs me at 25 pic.twitter.com/TjSIe4ddii
— ?? Ari ?? (@Machin_Rose) December 8, 2020
6. Holy communion
It looks a little bit different these days.
My parents at 22: Me at 22: pic.twitter.com/EeIuuLtGnQ
— Wicked Pie ?? (@_Kennethhhhh) December 10, 2020
5. Dunn’s River Falls
Are you even drinking that?
My parents at 28 vs me at 28 pic.twitter.com/XcIw0x58Ug
— M (@901omo) December 11, 2020
Well, at least you’ve got that going for you?
Which is nice?
My parents at 18 Vs Me at 18 ?? pic.twitter.com/TY6ahzfX9d
— free tonk (@SAV27TH) December 11, 2020
3. Teenage dream
If you ain’t about the mac, you can step back.
my parents at 19 me at 19 pic.twitter.com/NYHfbQ2E8H
— ecme (@bnecme) December 12, 2020
2. Just chillin’
Why does your shirt look like it’s trying to melt away from you?
My parents at 25 vs me at 25 pic.twitter.com/Qa8G4YQHJZ
— Ayhan atesok (@Ayhanatesok) December 8, 2020
1. All time champ
Looks like you’re keeping good company.
My parents at 23: Me at 23: pic.twitter.com/C8sGxV5syH
— Hannah Krukewitt (@HKrukewitt15) December 11, 2020
No two generations are exactly alike – and maybe that’s for the best.
How would you compare your life to where your parents were at?
Tell us in the comments.