Compare And Contrast Living At Home And Living Away From Home

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Register to read the introduction… Studying at home can mean that one experiences new things around the own home environment. Sociologists state that the most objective way of experiencing something is to pretend to be a stranger, when looking at the known and familiar. That is to say, one could stay in the home environment and still experience the familiar place as something new, challenging and educational, when looking at it the same way a tourist would do. Therefore, this would mean that one experiences new things about the “known” home environment. Cultural sights such as museums not noticed before, social events taking place in the home environment, or musical events one did not know about are some of the examples that could be …show more content…
For instance, a museum may be bigger or more exotic away from home, or a rock star might appear at a place different from home. Additionally, the things experienced away from home may open one’s horizon by getting to know new locations, people, and thus cultures. These might be that much better than what one new from before, that one implements it after the period of the studies when returning home. This could mean that a new language is experienced while studying away from home, and the knowledge of the new language will be acquired and taken on home. Possibly even, a completely new thinking and “way of life” will be found away from home and that could impress to such an extend, that the complete life will be changed in accordance to that. So for instance, one can get to know a new religion or other cultural practices, which were not found out about when one stayed at …show more content…
Very often, when living at home while conducting the study, the character does develop differently than when leaving home. That is to say that since one stays in the known environment, one “opens up” less and stays more dependent on parents, siblings, and friends. Often, it is the parents who will do the laundry, and friends and siblings might help with the cooking or shopping. In contrast, when going away from home to study, simply due to the fact that it will be an unknown environment, everything from finding an apartment to finding shopping possibilities has to be “figured out” on one’s own and must be learned from scratch, without the help of others. This unavoidably develops the person’s character to become more independent, and in turn, will have a positive impact on the time after the studies, by being less dependent in the job or in a relationship, and by finding one’s way quicker as one went through the experience

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