Re: Greed (Re: I am proud to be from Davao)
- From: tumbaga <tanso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 18:21:37 -0700
boy saksak wrote:
its wrong if the mother has no money , no medical insurance and no one else to take care of them its anti filipino. its inhumane. not responsible if you are the kid. these people [ whether they are good or bad parents ] took care of your Arse when you yourself were vulnerable and weak . life is like that. you start weak and vulnerable you end weak and vulnerable. you take care of em . no ifs or buts about it
yea its true filipinos pamper their kids sometimes into being spoiled and too dependent. thats the reason why some kids dont want to leave their house when they turn 18. i heard japanese are almost the same way .maybe its the asian way .
How many Asians leave home at 18? How many Indians, Africans, Arabs, Latin Americans, do? It's normal in much of the world to live at home til you marry. Even minorities in US do it. This whole "turn 18, move out" thing is American. Maybe a bit European too. But it smacks of US radical individualism. It's contrary to the family values of much of our planet.
Even university students here are demanded to leave home at 18. Even though, unless your parents are rich, you must stay at home while in college. But the non-college going young ppl will treat them with contempt, as will the spoiled students living in daddy's paid apartment driving daddy's paid car with daddy's fat weekly allowance.
IMHO, it makes perfect sense to live at home and go get ur degree. There is no shame in that.
Once, the reason for staying at home is to help your parents with the farm or industry they were at, not to leech from them but to help them make a living. This is true everywhere even in the US.
However, it is also true that the idea of moving out to find your fortune is both Eruopean and American but it is not forced. That is the reason why as a freshamn in college, living in dorms is forced, to learn how to interact with other kids, instead of just with your family.
Majority of the world's population went from agrarian lifestyle to urban, and as this happens we all would seek to be out of the family to seek our own fortune.
As opportunities shrink, like in Italy for example, we move back in to our parent's homes for support until we find that opportunity, nothing wrong with that.
Opportunities do shrink, as it goes in cycles, and every new technology is "discovered" or uncovered, or invented, we get more opportunities. There is nothing wrong with as well.
When North America started to get settled, there are more opportunity to be found, people spread. Nothing wrong with that as well.
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