The Cost Of The Rental Crisis **CLICK LINK TO WATCH VIDEO
“The emotional and psychological cost of individuals for not being allowed to grow up as an adult in their own country is enormous.”
I’m a guy in my late 20’s and I’m drifting in and out of freelance jobs. At the moment, I’m living at home and fortunately, in comparison to many people, I have a relatively nice life – for this I am grateful! However, I’d love to move out and acquire independence but it’s too difficult for me at this point in time. I could move out into a shoebox bedroom and pay for my own groceries and what not, but, if I did that I’d have no standard of living, none at all, I’d be just about surviving. I could go abroad to Canada or Australia but because I’m now in my late 20’s I am apprehensive about doing that because I fear that things might not work out; I fear that I would end up in a menial job spending half my income on rent and after 2-3 years I’d be returning home in my 30’s with no money, moving back in with my parents, signing onto the dole and purchasing a bus pass to replace the car that I sold before I emigrated. If I was 21 the prospect of jumping on a plane and slumming it with 5 housemates would be more appealing, but, now in my late 20’s I feel as if I am too old for that and I feel as if a certain standard of living is important as is money and savings. I, like many others my age, find myself in an inquisitive position at this juncture in my life and it is hard to plan for the future in times of such great uncertainty. I think McWilliams hits the nail on the head here – I think that my growth as an adult is stunted by fiscal and financial boundaries which are out of my control.