Your typical family, social, and cultural practices concerning today in the post modern west.
Son: “I just turned eighteen years of age, that’s great!”
Father: “It’s about time you get a job and move on your own son.”
Daughter: “I just turned eighteen, that’s great!”
Father: “That’s great sweetheart, I’m so happy for you.”
Son: “I’m going to college but I’m struggling with money to attend school.”
Father: “Well son, that’s your responsibility. You need to get a job to fund yourself through schooling.”
Daughter: “I’m going to college and I’m very excited.”
Father: “That’s great honey, here is $6000.00 to help you on your way.”
Son: “I need a vehicle to travel around back and fourth.”
Father: “Son, you’re going to have to pay for your own way.”
Daughter: “I need a vehicle to travel around back and fourth.”
Father: “That’s alright honey, let’s go to a car dealership and pick something out for you. Promise me we’re not going to spend over $15,000.00 though.”
Son: “I’m struggling to make it on my own. I’m barely surviving making it on my own.”
Father: “You need to work two to three jobs maybe.”
Daughter: “I’m struggling to make it on my own. I’m barely surviving.”
Father: “That’s alright sweetheart, you can come live back at home rent free while you work attending college.”
Son: "I’m barely able to make insurance payments for this broken down car I purchased. "
Father: “I told you son, you need to work two to three jobs if you have to.”
Daughter: “I’m barely able to make insurance payments on this car you bought me daddy.”
Father: “That’s alright sweetheart, I’ll cover your monthly insurance payments. How about your cellphone bill? I’ll add it to my monthly plan also.”
Son: I’ve lost my job, my car broke down, and I’m living on the streets. The economy is horrible where I am having a hard time procuring just one single job to live off of. "
Father: "You’re a shame to our entire family, why can’t you be more successful like your sister? Perhaps it’s about time you start looking into joining the military. "