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Here’s Why You’re Going to End Up Just Like Your Parents

We asked some experts if you can avoid becoming joyless buzzkills with the right approach.

As peaceful as this walk on an autumn day may look, are we sure we want to be like these people? Photo via Flickr user matryosha

Aside from saying, "I'm cutting you off financially to teach you the value of money," the greatest weapon in your parents' tool kit is the fear-inducing "You're going to be just like me someday" line. Of course, this seems insane at first. Your parents haven't listened to new music since they were 25, seem perpetually stressed, have no idea how to work a Snapchat filter, and barely speak to each other.