Children often dream to grow faster, being anxious to become adults. Parents usually track the process of this growth by marking the height of their kid on the wooden door at home. Every inch is a cause of happiness.
Yet, there comes the time when the growth of the child is no longer measurable by the marks on the door frame. Slowly, growth enters another dimension, where the height becomes subjected to the degree of emancipation. At that point, parents normally judge their beloved child by how well the kid can take care of itself, make its own bed, prepare the food alone, be safe on the way from school and take responsibility for its misdeeds.
However, many children grow taller without ever becoming real adults. Currently, 33 % of the young adults are still living at home under the care of their relatives. While many never learn how to emancipate themselves, others eventually get up from the couch and go out to find a proper job.
A job, as part of an economic cycle, largely keeping the economy in a stage, where marking the next inch on the wooden door is still a cause for celebration, sadly not a driving force for emancipation.