Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
This also seems to be a rather Western phenomenon - the notion that parents inflict mental illness on their children, and vice versa.
In contrast, the Asian norm is that a family staying together us a good thing, because you get to see your loved ones everyday.
I wish there was more choice in the matter, irrespective of which culture your're from.
If people in the West felt it was alright to live with their parents they should do so. If people in various parts of Asia wanted to move out at 18, that should be allowed too.
If I as much as mention something about moving out to my(Indian) parents, they'd think they screwed up as parents/they'd think I was a sex and drug addict/they'd think I want to disown them.
But I know that moving out would do great for me right now, but I gotta suck it up and live here till I find other means.