And you'd be proving them all right.
The problem for me is that anytime I question him, he thinks I'm challenging his parenting/lifestyle/beliefs/other shit. It's impossible to have a calm discussion about something I disagree with.
He means well, but is ultimately controlling and sometimes immature which is unfortunate cause he tries and means well, and I really love him for it, but I don't have a clue if he knows that.
Sorry to bash on your dad.
He is ignorant and needs to learn to shut up and let things go another way. You can't control everything that happens in life and when something major happens that is the opposite of what he expects he will flip shit. I say save up and buy it behind his back and show him that you have things under control and that you are responsible.
Just go with your parents on this one then... Last thing you want is an eviction notice.
He sounds like he is a minor. Parent's can't do that, only minors can say they want to live independently from their parents.
As a parent I wouldn't take advice from a forum because I said so. What I might do after talking to my kid and telling him or her no is check out the forum. I know for sure if people on the forum were talking about me that way my kid wouldn't be back.
The parent is in charge I don't know the whole situation. But I don't think it is as bad as the minor makes it out. If the parent really hated paintball the kid wouldn't get to play ever.
It is about perspective. As a parent you just don't want you kids hanging around people who are being disrespectful and that is exactly what some of these post are. Truth be told we don't know the whole situation.