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(The Atlantic)   I was living in my parents' basement before it was cool. Now it's gone too mainstream   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2020-07-03 10:39:09 AM  
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2020-07-03 11:03:15 AM  
6 votes:
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Parents don't have a basement. Moved into shed in back yard.
 
2020-07-03 10:54:27 AM  
4 votes:

zeroman987: Multi generational living is the norm throughout history.  The wasteful way Americans live is the oddity.  The pendulum is swinging back.



I tried living with your mom, but she's too demanding.
 
2020-07-03 1:12:59 PM  
2 votes:
Old geezer in my mid-50s here. I'm sympathetic. The situation is so much different today that I can't even compare when I moved out at age 19 (Mom helped by throwing a suitcase on my bed) and could find a couple of roommates to split a house and get by on our low paying jobs.

Today? Sheesh! Sky high rents, massive unemployment, constant fear of a deadly pandemic...

It's a good thing we a president who can relate to this!

/s
 
2020-07-03 11:52:39 AM  
2 votes:

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Parents don't have a basement. Moved into shed in back yard.


Mrs. Henry & daughter Henrietta just finished converting one of our out-buildings into a she-shed/art studio.
Henry Jr keeps griping that it would make a great tiny-house - for Henry Jr, of course. Mrs. Henry responds with 'STFU' using the proper F-bomb.
I'm just glad they're having this drama outside instead of the living-room for a g'damn change.
 
2020-07-03 11:43:38 AM  
2 votes:

edmo: For those whose parents have done better, they don't have to do this. One good friend sold his Tampa house to his daughter at a big discount and his son lives in his other old house in Virginia, paying rent/mortgage. Meanwhile, friend lives in his retirement place in Florida.

Summary: because the parents did well, the college educated, well-paid working kids get the benefit of reasonably priced housing they can actually afford.


If your parents didn't do better for you, maybe it falls to you to do better for your kids. Or you could just complain and leave the hard work for the next generation.
 
2020-07-03 11:21:39 AM  
2 votes:

bloobeary: Buy a house, buy a wedding, buy a car, have 2.5 kids, and buy a dog and a cat, and buy a white picket fence and buy all the latest home improvements to "keep up with the Johnsons." Just buy and keep buying, and keep buying more. Buy a new TV! Buy a second car for the wife! Success is measured in how much you can buy! Don't have enough? Get a raise! Climb that corporate ladder! Not enough? Get a credit card! Go into debt! Debt is good! it shows you can afford to buy!


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/Posted from my parents' basement (yes, really)
//December was not an ideal time to have graduated college and started looking for a career
 
2020-07-03 10:13:25 AM  
2 votes:
For those whose parents have done better, they don't have to do this. One good friend sold his Tampa house to his daughter at a big discount and his son lives in his other old house in Virginia, paying rent/mortgage. Meanwhile, friend lives in his retirement place in Florida.

Summary: because the parents did well, the college educated, well-paid working kids get the benefit of reasonably priced housing they can actually afford.
 
2020-07-03 11:31:06 AM  
1 vote:
Due to housing prices & an economy that's sh*tting the bed, I've resigned myself to the fact that my 20-something offspring will be living here for a while.
I know some butch-lords say I should throw them out into the streets but butch-lords are big on grandiose threats & macho posturing - you know, assholes.
 
2020-07-03 11:27:03 AM  
1 vote:

p51d007: So these "kids" don't have a job (that they want or had).  Does that mean they should just lay around
all day watching tv, spending money on an "electronic drum set", snacking, playing video games?
How about going to look for ANOTHER JOB.  I see help wanted signs all over the place.  I guess they
are too proud to take a "minimum wage" job or the like?  Who says they have to stay at that job?
Just take it to make yourself productive and useful, and give yourself some respect.  But, with unemployment
benefits if any, it's more $$ rewarding to NOT work, than to work in some cases.


What I can't get. Never get. Is, it's clear people want people to work.
Don't lie. Society wants everyone to work.
It's just short of being mandatory.
The way we treat the destitute and homeless nearly makes it a de facto law.
So, yeah kick rocks.
YOU WANT PEOPLE TO WORK? No demand that they work!
Things should reflect that.
For example. Women are kinda forced to be house wives. But, when that is the case, they get a ton of perks. Like alimony and or an inheritance.
But a worker is treated like a donkey.
Well, donkeys are stubborn.
society treats workers like donkeys and then is perplexed that they're stubborn.
Saw off buddy.
 
2020-07-03 10:43:33 AM  
1 vote:
Moving in with your parents is often seen as a mark of irresponsibility. The pandemic might show the country that it shouldn't be.

I've been saying this for years, but most of the replies on fark tell me it is vitally important to kick children out and keep them out. Something about their kids being too damn stupid to learn responsibility without sink or swim tactics is the usual explanation.

Then in other threads you see the same folks complaining about landlords, housing costs, personal debt, etc. My favorite is when you then click their profile and they've got up a map of how they've traveled the globe taking international vacations every year.

Gee, I wonder where your money went...
 
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