I have two adult children living at home with us and our two teens. Both adult children are hard working, have jobs, paying a small amount for there “room and board”, they contribute to cooking and cleaning or house maintenance. And they have great savings accounts (not enough for a house). We think it’s a win-win. We help each other out and save money that way. Btw. We do Not make a lot of money and do Not have a big house.
“When are we going to wake up and admit that our system is failing?”
You can’t wake up people who have been lulled into a perpetual sleep? And, frankly, they aren’t interested in coming out of it. Too many vines in the vineyard. You can’t even identify the grapes anymore.
The system has already failed. For whatever reason, the powers in charge of the American dog and pony show are propping it up until they don’t anymore. That day has to be soon because how long can you keep the creatures from kicking down the fence when you run out of bread and circuses?
Young people living w/ parents after high school grad. are losers esp the men. We had roomates to share the rent and went to work. Utilities and furniture then was incl in rent, and we made it on lower wages than now. Parnets don't teach kids values, responsibility and work ethics for decades. Schools and churches don't either. Now they are wondering why their kids are real losers.
On the other end of the spectrum are the older folks who also can’t afford to live alone. Those who didn’t own homes or couldn’t afford to keep them and can’t afford the rents, particularly those who are alone and don’t have pensions. There are many. Social security is minimal and many are having to move in with their children. Some people have their adult children and a parent all living in their home. I suppose that’s helpful with everyone contributing but doing it out of necessity more than choice isn’t ideal. It’s tough all around.
I am very fortunate. My two boys (24 and 26) still have very good jobs and are living on their own. I am living in my own home, that I love, with a fixed rate mortgage just over 2%. My payment is probably half what my kids are paying for rent. I'm not going anywhere until they haul me out on a gurney. Their rooms are available, if God forbid, something bad does happen. I rolled my IRA over into silver (in a vault in Texas) and when the stock market and banks crash (which they will), I will be quite comfortable. I know God provides, but sometimes you have to be smart about things.
In our church we have had several very young couples m army. They are not living at home but need family and church support. When this gets worse their current status will be unattainable. Just another sign whats to come.
So when the man of sin comes and overthrown this mess and promises solutions if we follow him and his signs and wonders the world will run after him including those claiming christ. Jesus said if you try to save your life (what the AC promises) you will lose it. But if are willing to lose your life for my sake (suffering and martyrdom) will gain eternal life. The sifting of the church.
The Grease model.
Yes. Yes. And why aren’t these “living with parents” protesting. You know. Protesting like young people protested Vietnam? Out on the streets protest for their forever living at home? I get all the reasons why but really don’t get the placidity of acceptance.