The Importance Of Fly The Nest

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Fly the Nest To leave your hometown you must triumphantly embark on an unknown path by unfurling the wings of ambition and severing the ties that bind. That path is independence. Those ties are hometown dependency. “The notion that one can pick up and move to a location that promises better opportunities has long been an important part of the American mystique” (Molloy, Smith, & Wozniak, 2011). However, a recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows that the number of Americans settling down is on the rise. Of the 2,260 people surveyed internationally, “57% say they have not lived in the U.S. outside their current state: 37% have never left their hometown and 20% have left their hometown (or native country) but not lived outside their current state” (D’vera, & Morin, 2008). This decline…show more content…
While it is true that the individual would be outside their normal support structure, that doesn 't mean they cannot receive help from family. According to a study by the University of Michigan of 2,098 students, “more than 60 percent of young adults between the ages of 19 and 22 received some financial help from mom and dad” (The Regents of the University of Michigan, 2016). Implying that financial aid is a very common form of support administered from a distance by parents. Thus, those individuals are not removed indefinitely from family, only as long as circumstances allow. Another argument can be made that educational opportunities exist locally such that students do not need to migrate away. To a certain extent this can be true, there would likely be local options for schooling available in some form. However, those options cannot compare to the diverse number of educational programs available nationally, let alone internationally. So settling for a local curriculum isn 't necessary when a school that is more specific to your goals may be
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