to fly or not to fly?

June 25, 2008 1:47am CST
When do you think is the right time to fly away from the coop? This means that you are now ready to leave your family and the house you grew up with to forge a new life all by yourself?
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4 responses
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
19 May 11
It is a case-to-case basis. It would also depend on the culture and the reason for doing so. In most western countries, children leave home when they are 18 and that is very acceptable. In my country, children aren't at all expected to leave home if they don't want to. It is common for most of families here to live on extended families. Some leave home at an earlier age like going on an overseas study. I think before we moved out, it is best to ask ourselves if we are responsible and are wise enough to make good choices in life. Some people just use their new fond independence to do things they want even though it isn't good for their welfare.
26 Jun 08
I think one need not leave one's home to live your own life. In my case, I had to support my family after earning my degree. I had to stay and see all my younger siblings through their schooling. After everyone has graduated from school, I never wanted to leave home at all since everyone else flew away from the coop to lead their own lives.
@joliefille (3697)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
I would leave home to be independent if I find work right after graduation. Ideally that's how I wanted it. I did leave home when I was 24. I still spent about 3 years living with my parents after having graduated.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jun 08
ig uess when you think that you can live independently and are emotionally and financially matured..