i think you guys are just trying to prove me wrong for the sake of proving me wrong. people go their own ways. some go straight to college, or some go get a factory or construction job and are making $30K a year right away. when my kid turns 18 it's not like i'm going to charge rent or kick him to the curb. to say that's the only way he will understand the "real world" is to imply that i haven't done my job to prepare him along the way in the first place .
anyway if you want, agree to disagree but the fact remains it's entirely possible. we're just getting too far off topic so let's leave it at that