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Damn, Mom and Dad Were Right, Again!

Dean Benson
7 min readJun 18, 2024

Remember those days when we thought we had it all worked out? Back in our early teens and twenties, we were convinced that our parents were dinosaurs, fossils of a bygone era, completely out of touch with the new, hip modern world. Fast forward a couple of decades, and it turns out, damn, Mom and Dad were right about most things that really mattered. Funny how life has a way of humbling us and proving that wisdom that often comes from getting your nose bloodied, you know, tough-life experience. Let’s take a roll back to memory lane and revisit some of those lessons we rolled our eyes at but now appreciate more than ever.

1. “Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees”

How many times did we roll our eyes at this one? Yet, as we work and earn money, the maze of bills, mortgages, and unexpected expenses, we get it. Financial responsibility isn’t just a thing they tried to teach us; it’s a necessity. Mom and Dad weren’t trying to be killjoys — they were preparing us for the reality that earning and managing money takes effort and real discipline.

As kids, the idea of budgeting and saving sounded like a long term prison sentence. Now, it’s a life preserver. We now realize the importance of saving for a rainy day and living within our means. Those boring lectures about the value of a dollar have saved us from financial ruin more…

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Dean Benson

Long time married, 2 daughters, (I don't scare easily) On Air Personality for SKY7music.com Middays the "Only Classic Rock Channel" as "The Dean of Rock & Roll"