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Old 09-14-2010, 12:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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In our culture, the kids live with the parents until they either (a) get married or (b) have to move somewhere else for work. I know 30 year olds who still live with their parents; they help manage the household and take care of their parents. Not a big deal.
How old are the parents?
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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look at the flag Jeff.

also i'll just add that back in Poland, my parents and i lived with my grandad and a few other family members. It was also pretty typical.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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look at the flag Jeff.

also i'll just add that back in Poland, my parents and i lived with my grandad and a few other family members. It was also pretty typical.
Yeah, forgot. Thanks Fancy.

My girlfriend is filipino and that culture tends to stay home until they get married as well. I think asian cultures in general tend to stay home.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:59 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Persian ... and really, a lot of other Islamic cultures (Arab, Pakistani, etc.)

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How old are the parents?
Not sure of all of them, but some are around/older than my parents (who are both in their mid-fifties).
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:02 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My cousin is 31 and still lives at home. He's a bum. He's had 1 job in the last 10yrs and it was given to him by his brother in-law and only lasted about a year. IMO, it's his parents fault as much as anyone. They give him money whenever he asks and they bought his sisters truck after the lease ended and gave it to him, paying his insurance. Pathetic, he sleeps 'til noon everyday.
kids will always run into unforeseen circumstances where they need their parents help...but that just sounds like sheer laziness...i would have kicked his ass out of the house years ago

there is also the other side of the coin as well where parents are just dickheads when it comes to their kids
take my "daughter in law" for example...25 and a really good kid...she was working in Brantford and got laid off...couldn't find another job with her level of education and particular field she was working in...she asked her father for some help and he basically told her to fuck-off :facepalm:...she phoned us and asked for some advice (and help)...i paid for a train ticket here so we could sit down with her and discuss her future
i told her she could stay here only if she went back to school...and since she was 25 yrs old, it was up to her to take care of everything (courses, books, government funding, transportation etc etc)

in the end we helped her out but also made her grow-up and take charge of her life

i don't think it's too uncommon for kids in this age group to be living at home...but it had better be for the right reason
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:03 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I really don't see it anyones business. If you wanna live at home knock yourself out. If you wanna go home early all the better to you.

If your a contributing member to society and have some sort of independence out there big deal. Just dont' be that guy with a 50 inch TV, PS3 and all the clothes known to man living at home and not a penny to his name or a flat out bum
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:05 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Living at home is very situational I think. Some people love being at home and their parents love it, so what's the harm?

I know guys that still live at home that are in their late 20's. As a guy who lived on his own since he was 20 (except for 2 summers at home) I find it very strange.

I couldn't stand to live at home and my parents wouldn't tolerate it either. So everyone is happier with me being out. I couldn't imagine bringing girls home and having to worry about privacy. Wouldn't make my guest feel as comfortable either. Although I suppose some people are "on the level" with their parents in that regard.

Really it just comes down to each person's personal preference. If you are moving out "just because" then paying rent it's kind of stupid.
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:58 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Yea I expect to go to university and move out when I have a well paying job. Maybe till about 24-25
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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who wants to live with their parents in their late 20's? what ever happened to having fun and being independent?
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:53 PM   #31 (permalink)
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who wants to live with their parents in their late 20's? what ever happened to having fun and being independent?
Depends. Some have it so good at home, they don't want to bother going off and paying bills, and taking total care of themselves. Some, like me, have no choice but to move back home. Others... who knows. Jobs can be a big issue - some people just don't make enough money to move out on their own, especially if they have student debt. Sometimes it really isn't about "want" at all.
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who wants to live with their parents in their late 20's? what ever happened to having fun and being independent?
It took a backseat to sacrifice and future stability. Plus once you get to be 18-19yrs old you usually can come and go as you please anyway and do what you want, so independence is there.
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I've basicly been on my own since 16, but I know how it goes for some 20 year olds, lots of situations as to why they can't move out, some reasonable, some stupid, but hey thats the way life is.

Personally I worked my ass off for 5 years in school and at a job to get it all to pan out and stay in somewhere to live. and now I make more than enough money, and own my own condo and couldn't be happier
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #34 (permalink)
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how about the middle to low income dudes like myself? i have a part time job and give 50-60% of my income to pay for the house and help out my parents with the bills plus my dad is retiring soon and has to get a part time job, i wont be able to move out in a while, does that consider me as a bum?
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how about the middle to low income dudes like myself? i have a part time job and give 50-60% of my income to pay for the house and help out my parents with the bills plus my dad is retiring soon and has to get a part time job, i wont be able to move out in a while, does that consider me as a bum?
Nah man I personally think its great that your sticking with your family to "hold the fort" so to speak. Personally I don't see how living situations are anyones business especially if every adult in the household is giving a hand to contribute to society
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how about the middle to low income dudes like myself? i have a part time job and give 50-60% of my income to pay for the house and help out my parents with the bills plus my dad is retiring soon and has to get a part time job, i wont be able to move out in a while, does that consider me as a bum?
Nope. I did the same thing til I was 24 and moved to Toronto. It's being responsible.

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Nah man I personally think its great that your sticking with your family to "hold the fort" so to speak. Personally I don't see how living situations are anyones business especially if every adult in the household is giving a hand to contribute to society
No one said it was anyone else's business - this is a discussion. Only people who want to volunteer their own information will.
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No one said it was anyone else's business - this is a discussion. Only people who want to volunteer their own information will.
Sorry missy I just thought by reading from the article that it was some sort of a problem. I guess I read into things too deeply
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Sorry missy I just thought by reading from the article that it was some sort of a problem. I guess I read into things too deeply
No, it's more that they're changing the way they think about how the brain matures... and how twenty-somethings were expected to have "settled down", but now ideas and ideals are different. Things have changed. Yadda yadda yadda.
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No, it's more that they're changing the way they think about how the brain matures... and how twenty-somethings were expected to have "settled down", but now ideas and ideals are different. Things have changed. Yadda yadda yadda.
thanks cuda you are such a wealth of knowledge. To think if I could properly read the article I wouldn't need the clarification
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thanks cuda you are such a wealth of knowledge. To think if I could properly read the article I wouldn't need the clarification
If that's sarcasm, it's a pretty immature way of using it. But since this is the good ol' interweb and communication gaps are far too easy to have, I'm going to assume it wasn't. Go team go.
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