Miley Cyrus has announced that she’s purchased her own bachelorette pad at the ripe old age of 17. She plans to move in once her mom is finished with the “really Zen” decor. What’s so Zen about Miley, who was caught on camera mocking Asians, you might ask? Well, when you have couches and pillows on the floor, then you’ve got your own love-therapy safe place, where the door is open to whoever wants to enter. Seriously, these are the ramblings of a 17-year-old. I wonder whether she’s mature enough to live on her own. Miley has had some pretty embarrassing and controversial moments while under her parents watch. Can you imagine what she’ll get into if they aren’t around?
She could be another Lindsay Lohan waiting to happen. But then again, this could be Miley’s way of spreading her wings while still having her parents to fall back on, kind of like the going off to college experience but with a large bank account, fame, and few people to say “no” to her.
I was the same age as Miley when I left for college. I think I was prepared well enough. I knew how to do laundry, clean, and get myself out of bed on time. And budgeting my spending was easy because all the money I made was my own — my mom paid all my major bills and my family took up some of the slack. But I wouldn’t have survived if I didn’t have a meal plan because I’ve never had a strong interest in cooking.
Miley probably won’t have these issues while living on her own because she can order takeout 24/7 and will probably have a housekeeper and assistant at her beck and call. But I’m still afraid for the type of trouble a woman her age can get into, like drugs and all-night keggers, when she’s surrounded by yes-people.