I don’t like living under anyone’s thumb. I hated being a kid. I had no choice but to do everything I was told to do, simply because I was a kid.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s great to have someone else worry about food on the table, a roof over my head and making sure all the bills are paid.
With all that said, I still couldn’t wait to get out and enjoy my freedom. I was out of the house when I was a teenager and for the short period of time I can back home at the age of 18, I insisted on contributing toward the household in the form of CASH. This was my way of buying silence from my family members. In other words, “here’s some money, now shut up”.
As a responsible working adult, I’ve run into an interesting phenomenon over the years which I’ll refer to as “The Curse of the Undermotivated”. This can be loosely defined as “any individual of legal working age who can work and pay their own bills but choose not to due to someone making it easy for them to be slugs”.
It makes me angry when I see adult children taking advantage of their elders. They live under mom’s/dad’s roof, pay nothing toward the household expenses and never lift a finger to help clean up even their own mess.
What upsets me even more is that the parents offer to pay for all the Slacker’s stuff — cell phone bills, car insurance, tires for the car they bought the d— kid, etc.
Let me tell you one more thing. These Slackers, in my experience, have never been females!
I’m just sayin’…