Moving Out: A nessisary need for life, or an inconvienent cultural item?
We're constantly told in the western world that as soon as we start college or turn 18, we have to move out of our parents home. It's become just a matter-of-fact that life just conveniently gives you the tools needed to survive at that exact age.
But not only is it a lot harder to keep a job (let alone get one) in the current economy, but it's incredibly difficult to have a job that pays for an apartment AND college as well. On top of that, there are constant stories and reports of thousands of college students moving right back in with their parents after their done with college.
Some say that we have to move out because we need to learn responsibility and to go out on our own. But by our very definition of humans being a social animal, being alone is akin to suicide. Why should we arbitrarily force ourselves to hardship and toil when it's unneeded? because it's some modern-made concept of what an "adult" is? There are plenty of cultures around the world that have definitions about what makes an "adult" that we would consider weird or even outright barbaric, so why should we automatically this one in particular can be any less weird?
My grandma, who is latino, adamantly REFUSED to let my mom or any of my aunts and uncles to move out of the house while in college because she believed that education was the most important aspect, that it is too much to have to divide your time between having and keeping a job and getting an education.
What do you all think? Agree or disagree?