Do you think you're better off than your parents when they were your age? How about right now? (Careerwise, family, etc.) I 1st want to say, parents should want a better life for their kids than what they had. I give all credit of my success to God & my parents! I say yes & no. Also, it depends on what you mean by better. (For example, some people will think having kids by a certain age is good, but others may not be interested in having kids at all.) Education - I have a much higher education than BOTH of my parents or most of my relatives for that matter. Job - I've already had a better job than my parents & w/ my education, I will have a much better job. My mom always had good clerical jobs. My dad had blue-collar jobs. Getting married - My mom was married at the age I am now & I don't think I'll be getting married this yr! It's the 1st & only marriage for my parents & I expect to only be married once too. I'm their only child. Having kids - I have 3 yrs to be the same as my mom. Owning own home - My mom beat me by A LOT in this area. But things are so much more expensive now. Life Experiences - My dad was in the Army, so I'd say he's had more life experiences than me. My parents raised me to have a rather sheltered life. I'm an only child, so I guess they were a little overprotective. CURRENTLY, my parents are doing better than me, but that will change very soon!