Following a recent conversation that sparked in this thread, http://www.adisc.org/forum/adult-bab...y-diapers.html , and upon NateSean's invitation, I thought it could be interesting to test Adiscers' opinion on the matter of moving out.
Judging from the responses I read whenever the topic arises, it looks like for a lot of people moving out of the place where they've been raised is something to do as soon as possible, and keeping living with their family past 20 y/o or so is, instead, a shame to get rid of at all costs.
Now, I can certainly see the point in that reasoning if someone is unlucky enough to have an asphittic/nosy/unbearable family or parents, or has a generally bad relationship with them, or the place they live in is small, so cohabitating is tricky and there's hardly any privacy, or if one lives in the countryside and wants to move to the city, or wants to go living with their significant other/friends/whatever, or in case of any other good reason that may arise. Also, if one has to go studying or working far away from home, moving out is without doubt a logistic necessity.
But, apparently, to a lot of people the concept of living in harmony with their family, in a fairly sized house where everyone has their own spaces and privacy, is completely foreign. At this point I could guess that it's mostly a matter of cultural differences, as here in Italy young people don't have the same compulsion to move out just for the sake of it as they seem to have in other parts of the world, nor are parents inclined to kick them out just because they've hit legal age. That doesn't of course mean a 25 y/o guy or girl gets everything done like a 10 y/o kid would: everybody has his own responsibilities and helps out in the household.
So my question is, does it really make sense to say that someone should move out just because he's hit his early twenties, or maybe there are cases in which that is not the logical choice?