Some people stay leeched to their parents well into their adult lives. And I don't mean a leech in the meaning that you spend time with them, and actually enjoy their company, I think that is a healthy way to leech to your parents, I am talking about the leeching that occurs when a so-called adult cannot financially support themselves, let alone another human being.
I know that there are some situations that arise where some people for whatever reason need to have assistance be it a medical issue or whatnot, but when a person is healthy, and capable of keeping a job... um I think it is absurd to continue to drain their parental units. I can not fathom what mentality would push a person to say "I don't want to support myself, I want other people to take care of me and I just want to (insert silly notion here) until they cut me off. Then I can whine some more and get more money" Is that the thought process?
Personally, I am proud that the things I own are mine. That when I am pressed for bills I work more. Granted I also believe there are better things in life than working one's self to the bone, I just think that capable people should step up and take responsibility.
I'm also proud that I'm not leeching off my parents financially. They know when I call it isn't to get money from them, it is to have a genuine conversation with the people who have instilled in me responsibility, accountability, respect, honesty, adventure, happiness, tenacity, passion, and above all love. I have learned so many other things from them, but I think the message is clear.
Sure the easy way out is to leech off of the people who have already done so much for you by giving you life, but then what do you have to be proud of? Manipulation, perhaps? Or whining skills? How about that wonderful ability to convince other people to take the blame for something you have done? Yeah. I think a world full of those people is fun. Isn't it?