This earth-shattering study (cough cough) by the people at the Population Association of America sure is enlightening. Seriously, I thought the way to your parents’ hearts (and wallets!) was by cussing them out every day and setting the house on fire!
Major. Eyeroll. I mean in this crap economy, it’s no surprise that roughly 62 percent of 19- to- 22-year-olds are getting financial help from their parents to help pay for things like bills and rent. And of course–especially when money is tight–parents are not going to hand over cash to their kids if they think they’re jerks.
The grossest thing about this is how the study is being hyped like it’s a way to convince kids to be nicer to their parents–like smiling and remembering your manners now can get you money later on. Ugh. Way to write-off every young person today as totally shallow, selfish, and materialistic.
How about us being cool with our parents because we love them and they’re cool to us, too? And if money comes into it, we’ll deal with that later, yo.
What do you think about kids who say “Help me with money?” Do you think this study was as worthless as we do? Tell us everything in the comments!