I started out kinda reliant on my parents for everything. They were my rock. Food, clothes, shelter. I didn't have to work or anything. It got to be a problem once I hit my late teens. I didn't finish highschool, so I couldn't get a decent job. And cause of my looks, I couldn't be famous or land a good career otherwise. I was doomed.! Depressed I decided to just keep living off my parents wages. My dad was very old and worked past his retirement. Mom was getting old too and almost age of retiring. I was gonna have to live off their retirement wages. I didn't wanna be a burden. So, when dad got sick and mom got second stage dementia and left for a nursing home, I decided to retire early at the age of 30. My mental illness was a blessing. I tried hard to get accepted for disability and early retirement, so I could live off my own wages from SSI. It worked! I am thrilled. It's the good side of being able to hear voices. The bad side is I have to live in public housing or cheap apartments all my life until I marry. And I gotta use Obamacare and foodstamps. But I know I am not alone. Mparents raised me on minimum wages and SSI money. That's how we kept going so long. I am happy that now I am not a burden or a third-wheel anymore. I am on my own now. I get more money than my mom did back then. And I take care of myself with my own money. I am a disabled adult. I can take care of myself!