A simple comment on social media recently sparked a heated debate: Should kids move in their twenties or stay with their parents? This age-old issue has polarized views and has sparked debates about independence, family support, and social values.
Advocates for young adults leaving home early emphasize the importance of independence and personal development, saying that leaving the parental nest helps children learn important life skills, make autonomous decisions, and assume responsibility. According to advocates, early independence fosters self-sufficiency, builds resilience, and helps young people discover their identities outside the safe cocoon of the family home.
The independence debate in your early 20s vs. living with parents: where do you stand?
How many of you agree with this opinion that you should move out of your parents’ house at the age of 20 if you want to grow without restrictions?
— Shubh (@kadaipaneeeer) May 8, 2023
Shubh posted the tweet on his Twitter account saying, “How many of you agree with this opinion that you have to move out of your parents’ house at the age of 20 if you want to grow up without restrictions?”
The Twitter user asked if this provides a more independent environment. The notion that by moving we are abandoning our elderly parents is not only restrictive but also harmful. So making decisions in life breeds undue guilt, and everything we do for ourselves feels selfish when it isn’t.
Various factors, including cultural conventions, economic situations, and individual choices, affect the decision to move or live with parents. Cultural differences are important because social expectations and traditions differ between regions and communities. Economic considerations such as the cost of living, the availability of affordable housing, and job prospects can significantly affect a young adult’s ability to move and live independently.
Let’s look at the heated debate people are having on Twitter
Just a few days ago, Shubh posted the tweet, and so far, it has garnered more than 122,100 views, 122 retweets, 64 quotes, 2,163 likes, and 84 bookmarks. This debate is certainly endless, as people all over the world have different ideas about it. So, let’s read the comments and see what netizens have to say about it:
One user stated: “As long as the shadow of the father is on the head, there is joy in life; when it disappears, the meaning of life is understood.
Jab tak sar pe baap ka chhaya hai tab tak zindagi me mauj hai ek baar hat jaye to zindagi ka matlab samjh aata hai
— Ujjawal Athrav (@Ujjawal_athrav) May 8, 2023
Another person said, “I had no choice because my parents/siblings blackmailed me into doing a master’s degree at the age of 23… but it was an amazing experience to be in a foreign place without meeting anyone and making new friends.” .”
I had no other choice 😅 my parents/siblings blackmailed me into doing my master’s degree at 23… but it was an amazing experience staying in a foreign place without meeting anyone and making new friends.
— Karthik (@Karr_Karthik) May 8, 2023
One even said: “I live apart from my parents and you should believe me. This is not good. Life is not a Karan Johar movie.”
I am living away from my parents and believe me guys. This is not cool. Life is not Karan Johar’s movie. 🙂
— chiraag 🗡 (@chiragkap) May 8, 2023
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