Generation who refuse to grow up

With rising costs and increased learning needs, financing our children's education is no longer a simple walk in the park. Discuss with other parents about how they are managing their finances to cope with their expenses.

Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby girl_next_door » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:27 am

Saw this article and it got me thinking.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... shes-.html

In Singapore, there are a lot of adults who are still staying in the parent's place. Do you worry that your children will grow up to be a "generation who refuse to grow up"?

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:39 am

girl_next_door wrote:Saw this article and it got me thinking.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... shes-.html

In Singapore, there are a lot of adults who are still staying in the parent's place. Do you worry that your children will grow up to be a "generation who refuse to grow up"?


I think there is a cultural difference between western and oriental civilisations. Western culture celebrates individualism and independence. Eastern culture promotes community and loyalty. So I think most parents in Singapore wouldn't mind if their children continue to stay with them even in their 30s.

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby metz » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:43 am

Never thought so far about my kids. But my brother, a 38 year old single, has been staying with my parents for ages. Recently, he's on the lookout for a new property to move in with my parents.

Perhaps, I have very traditional thinking. The way I see it, my brother is taking care of my parents by staying with them. At least, someone is keeping an eye on them.
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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby pinky » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:48 am

its not cheap to rent nowasdays too. In the West, many single adults are
moving back to their parents' place mainly to save on costs as many of them are out of job. In Japan, they are also delaying moving out for the same
reason.

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby UncleLim » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:55 pm

Singapore may well have a good number of such young people. I personally know of 2 among my relatives.

One of them is female and already 40 years old. Unemployed, she locks herself up in her room all day, watches movies on Youtube or shop online, gets served food and taken care of by the domestic helper. Although she spends almost all her time at home, she does not talk much to anyone at home. She probably engages in some form of communication with online friends.

The other one graduated from Singapore Poly and went out to work for a couple of years. Then he took another year off to study for something else. After graduating the second time, he never got back to the working world. Time is spent feeding fish in his fish tank, downloading videos, listening to music, and surfing forums etc.

These people might be part of a generation who expect their parents to leave their homes, CPF savings and other possessions to them and since they do not have many siblings (some none at all), they think they can get by for the rest of their life without working.

By the way, the first person I talked about reminds me of the female lead character in the Korean movie Castaway on the Moon - http://asianwiki.com/Castaway_on_the_Moon who has not left her apartment for 3 years. The movie is quite funny - go watch it if you have time.

I find the lives of such "lost" young adults quite sad. They will find it very hard to get back into the real "non-digital" world and may lose their ability to socialise altogether. I dread to think what will become of them when they become old.

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby sleepy » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:04 pm

you referring to 宅男 宅女?
I also very 宅 le :evil:

I don't mind if my kids live with me when they are still single.... so long I don't have to pick up after them at that age

And I haven't really grow up myself. My kids always say I'm childish. And I ran back to my parents house so very often, need talk to my mum everyday :sweat:

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby Jovialcho » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:43 pm

They are still living in comfort zone..... At expense of their parents .

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby Jovialcho » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:44 pm

They are still living in comfort zone..... At expense of their parents .

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby LarryG67 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:22 pm

Maybe thats why there is national service to teach the boys to become men. Serve the nation and become a real man at the same time. two birds with one stone.

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Re: Generation who refuse to grow up

Postby clay569 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:54 am

Do you feel the younger generation tend to be more whiny and calculating (cannot do for than others for the same pay for e.g.)?

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