I feel fothe some guys after reading bits of the thread. I am 20, and have not lived with my parents since I was 16. And no I wouldn't trade it for the world. The only bad and most aggravating part is employment and a place to live while going to school and having the money to do shit after the bills. But once a kid is 18 he should def move out of your moms house after college. I have learned the hard way its hard to hold down college and work at the same time. Keeping the job with the economy even though no matter how bad it is or how much it blows is a most now a days because no one really wants to hire you.
And why should they Nart? Just because it's a arbitrary number? Because it's a cultural thing that grew during a time when it was better to do so, but now is much harder? Or because it makes you a "man" to force yourself to suffer like a masochist?
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Eh, I moved out when I was eighteen due to personal reasons, but I was never really forced or had the expectation to move out brought down on me. Granted, I'm Filipino, and most people live with their parents until they're in their mid-twenties or something, mainly due to financial reasons.
If we succeed, it is at the point of the sword.
If there is a long dispute, then both parties are wrong.
- quotes by Voltaire
It stems back to the squatter's rights acts.
Once you become a legal definition of a 'person', you are elligiable to hold land.
So in effort to get a land-grab, once you turned 18 you went-out and staked a claim.
It's pretty much obsolete these days. Although it does give you privacy, if you decide to pursue romantic relations while disregarding their approval or lack therof.
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