Hello there, so I am in a bit of a dilemma that's been troubling me for a while now. I am 26 years old and I still live in my parents house. The thing is, I don't exactly live with my parents, but I live in my own apartment downstairs, where my granny once lived, since I am 19. I moved out of there in late 2019, because I quit my job in my home town and went to university in another city. But that only lasted for about 9 months, when I couldn't stand studying exclusively from home anymore due to Covid. I then went back to my old job, but in a different office in the neighbor city of my home town. So I moved back into my parents house, because work is not too far from there. I am in the process of searching for an apartment in the neighbor city, but I'm afraid my heart isn't fully in it, because it just seems stupid to rent a place when I can live in a bigger apartment for free. I also kind of prefer living in my home town, because there's much more nature around. I am in no way dependent on my parents anymore, I do everything by myself. It's also not like I am too afraid to move out. I did scarier things than that when traveling abroad by myself. Also, I moved out once as mentioned, even if it was just for a short period. The question that remains now is: What exactly would I be missing out on if I really stayed? Am I in the process of making a capital life mistake by staying in there longer? They say for personal individuation you have to "leave your fathers house". But does that still count when I am in fact living independently? Any opinions or experiences?