As we grow into adults we gain more responsibilities along the way. Some of us will break away from our parents being responsible for us and start to take care of ourselves. In spite of this growing process I wonder why some people want to stay in the nest?
One of my friends has been depending on his parents for years to take care of him and all of his needs. While he goes to school, he doesn’t have a work at all and just lives life from day-to-day. His parents pay for everything he does, however, they have recently had some money problems and can’t afford to be there for him. Now he is worried how he will be able to continue his lifestyle.
All of his close friends and I got together to talk to him about ways to be financially secure, we suggested student loans and getting a part-time job. He wasn’t interested in any of our suggestion and wanted to find a way to live his life without putting in the work. It came down to him wanting to be supported by someone like his parents did.
As comfortable as being supported by our parents is, that life is only a temporary thing. In our twenties we should be moving towards being independent and maintain on our own. Living in the nest is a comfortable place to be, but at some point we have to move on.