18 Times People Realized their Parents Were Way Cooler Than them

We often grow up thinking our parents are lame. That they just don’t understand. It really sucks when you see pictures like these and find out that in fact, they were and probably are still a million times cooler than you’ll ever be.

It may be hard to imagine, but once upon a time our parents were our age, and while we’d all like to think that we are cooler than our parents were, the truth of the matter is that that’s probably not true.

It’s easy to think that our parents, who shielded, scolded, and embarrassed us in front of our friends are automatically losers. But it turns out, we have been the lame ones all along. If our parents keeping us on a tight leash (both figuratively and sadly, literally) wasn’t enough to turn us into the fragile people we are today, we spend so much time on our smartphones and computers looking at memes and what-have-you that technology is turning us into anti-social beings. That’s probably why young people these days seems to be riddled with allergies and why so many millennials have mental health issues like anxiety.

Apparently that wasn’t a problem for our parents when they were young, because based on these photos, there’s a good chance we’ll never be as cool as they were.

They must be so disappointed with how we turned out, huh?

Look at this lot with their hot rods. Those are way cooler than the old, white Ford Taurus I used to drive in high school.

1. My dad and his firebird in the 80s.

2. I see all of your cool dads, and raise you my cool mom with her firebird. Sometime around early 80's

3. My mom at 16 yrs old with her Camaro in 1975.

Even those who didn’t have cars managed to get around in style.

4. 48 beers and a unicycle. My dad in the early 80s.

5. My mother skateboarding barefoot in California in 1974.

No doubt they sat at the popular table at lunch.

6. My dad (football) on set of Good Morning Vietnam (1985)

7. My mom posing with Eazy-E outside of a London hotel in the late 80s

8. My cool mom partying with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal in LA in 1982

Those at them with these badass masters of equestrianism.

9. My Dad being infinitely cooler than I'll ever be. (1980)

10. My mom being infinitely cooler than I'll ever be . . . without a saddle (late 70s)

These rebels without a cause have more audacity that I ever will.

11. My mom took this photo of her best friend while they were both in detention, [1986]

12. My Dad at marching band practice, 1985.

Proof that the dadbod was an acquired attribute.

13. My Dad showing off his skill to my surprise  in Melbourne, Australia ...(circa - 1940)

14. My dad in the 70's doing what he loves. Father to 4 boys. More man than myth or legend.

They were even cool at work! Literally all I do is sit at a computer all day.

15. My Dad, California, early 70's.

16. My dad sculpting a bust of my mom 1980s

17. My dad and his veterinarian mother, with their pet lion which they raised for two years, 1959

Damn. I can’t even maintain a conversation with one of my Tinder matches.

18. Dad in 1969. I'd love to know how this happened.

By Nina / Tuesday 10 October 2017 14:27 / France
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