Compared to your parents, how successful are you?

I took a DNA test a few years ago. I was very disappointed when the results came in, as I had always hoped to find out that I had been switched at birth at the hospital. My biological “parents” were, indeed, my parents.

By 8th grade, I had gone further in mathematics than anyone in my direct lineage. Pretty much in every category, I’ve been more successful than either of my parents. But then, that wasn’t too hard to do.

I make more money than my parents and am more “educated” than my parents (both have Bachelors, I have a Masters), but I don’t think I’m more successful than they are. Especially since they afforded me some of the opportunities that have allowed me to get where I am today.