One of the things about America that excited the 16-year-old the Korean as he emigrated was the way American teens entered into adulthood faster. Once turned 18, boom -- American children/young adults would move out of their parents' house, go off to a faraway college and stop financially relying on their parents. The Korean thought it was a more mature phenomenon that what happens in Korea, in which Korean children/young adults after high school would frequently live with their parents until they get married, because everything/everyone is located in Seoul, college financial aid was scant and jobs are harder to find immediately after college graduation.
A little more than a decade later, it seems American children/young adults are becoming about as dependent to their parents as their Korean counterparts. Deja vu all over again.