Mudcat Café message #1924188 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64659   Message #1924188
Posted By: dianavan
01-Jan-07 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
Subject: RE: BS: Nest - Empty or full?
I think its just good financial management that enables families to live under one roof. If it means a child has an opportunity to attend school or pay off a student loan, more power to families who live together. Whats wrong with giving your parents $300.00 a month instead of paying $600.00 rent to a stranger?

Its a fairly modern concept (a few generations) that encourage everyone to live independently. It wasn't that long ago that children stayed home until they were married. Capitalism encourages the idea of young people living on their own. Its far more profitable for business if you have to set-up multiple households.

Many East Indian and Chinese families (even in N. America) continue to combine finances and work toward family prosperity rather than individual prosperity. It seems to work for them. I actually think this concept should be encouraged. It might turn out that our dependence on pensions and assisted living homes might also decrease.