It is sad how quickly children these days dump their parents, move on and leave them behind, often forcing them to make their living all over again!
Some parents can be nightmare to live with, but even then, children can take care of their logical financial requirements, how much does it takes to feed two persons or in most cases one? somewhere around 4-5 thousand a month? Including rent, electricity!
It is not that we have become poorer, our hearts have become selfish, and as society no longer scorns upon those who desert their parents we merrily do that.
These are the times when one realizes that all social rules were not bad. Some made us better human beings.