Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
This IS leech mentality, and that is perhaps why Steve's statement is justified in American culture.
Staying with your parents just because you're broke, fired, got kicked out of your own place etc etc .... is quite leech-sounding to me, even though, depending on the circumstances, it may be that the person doesn't have a choice other than to be a leech, or that his parents don't mind being a leech-suckee.
Yeah, well, wouldn't it be up to the parents to decide if we're being Leechey or not?
I mean, they created us, and they've had more time to accumulate wealth than us, so if it's no inconvenience to them, why wouldn't they put up with us?