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Should teenagers be independent?

Anything related to matters of the mind

Mido

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I am 20 years studying computer science and living with my parents. I live in Qatar and here it is totally the norm to live with your parents while studying. I believe living with my parents brings me down in terms of achieving my goals. What should I do?

I believe this question is important because it relates to a hindering employee-boss relationship as well.

Thank you.
 
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Mr.Rob

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Mido, sounds like you've got an independent streak in you that's good.

If you can financially afford to go live on your own while going to school and you want to be independent then I'd highly suggest it. If you can't afford it financially then it doesn't really matter (definitely don't go into debt to go live on your own) you need to figure out how to get your income up enough to afford living on your own.

Why do you believe living with your parents is getting in the way of achieving your goals?
 

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totally the norm to live with your parents while studying.
I believe living with my parents brings me down in terms of achieving my goals.

Is being normal more important than what you want?
What are the consequences for going alone?
Are you okay with those consequences?
Do the benefits outweigh everything else?

What should I do?

Look at all your options, weight the pros and cons, the benefits and consequences, and decide for yourself what's best given all the information.

There's no "one answer" here.

Sometimes it's worth giving up freedoms for the benefits of our loved ones.
Other times it's not worth it at all.

You need to decide where your values lie and make decisions based on those values.
 

Mido

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Mido, sounds like you've got an independent streak in you that's good.

If you can financially afford to go live on your own while going to school and you want to be independent then I'd highly suggest it. If you can't afford it financially then it doesn't really matter (definitely don't go into debt to go live on your own) you need to figure out how to get your income up enough to afford living on your own.

Why do you believe living with your parents is getting in the way of achieving your goals?
First of all, I believe they probably have good intentions. I just feel like I could be happier and achieve more if I get more control over myself.
 
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Mr.Rob

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First of all, I believe they probably have good intentions. I just feel like I could be happier and achieve more if I get more control over myself.
JAJT gives you a good heuristic to use in making your decision of cutting the parental cord.

Well can you afford to move out on your own financially speaking?
 

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