@rozone like i said, food is a necessity. cigarettes and alcohol are not. if you were to prohibit me from buying those things with my own money, then, yes, THAT is moral policing.
@rozone and my parents only scolded me when i spent their money on frivolous things, which is completely understandable. food is a necessity, not a privilege.
@rozone no, we shouldn't, and i never said that or even implied that.
I don't even know where to begin on how annoyed this article has made me, not because of its content, but because of the reactions it's received. Telling the author that OBVIOUSLY the problem is that they live in NYC is ridiculous and assumptive. So many jobs just downright aren't available in rural, "cheaper" towns, and sometimes living with your parents just isn't an option. And though I don't see why this should be clarified, I say this as somebody who DOES live with their mother, in a tiny town. I'm sure that a good portion of you will also judge that I have a full-time job where I make enough money that I probably could live on my own, without leeching off of my parents. It seems to be a no-win situation all around. If you're going to make comments about how people should just get a job or, if their current residence isn't providing one, relocate, maybe you should, too. Moral policing seems to be more of your calling than whatever your current career is.