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Being independent is a decision by parents to gently, and sometimes firmly, encourage children to get out on their own and the children's desire for, and confidence in, self reliance. When young people complain that being out in the world isn't working and living at home is the only way to cope, I wonder whatever happened to activism. If society isn't providing young people with careers, education, or relationships, young people need to be out in the streets protesting and organizing for change. Moving in with parents doesn't cut it. I learned a lot about independence when I realized asking for a handout was a cop-out. Instead of seeking support from loved ones as an excuse for personal responsibility, there comes a time when it's more adult to work for change in society and reap much larger rewards.
I do understand there are times when people fall on hard luck. But a six month respite at home is much different from six years' couch surfing, which seems to be where we're heading.
posted 2 years, 4 months ago
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