As I was perusing a news website this morning, before starting this blog entry, I happened to glance at their poll today. It asked “Do you own your home?” I naturally wanted to click “Yes,” as technically I do.
This got me thinking, the answer to that question “Do I own my home” depends on what criteria you use to determine what a “Home” is and what “Own” means.
For example, I consider that I own my home, because I live Wanda and I have the registration papers to prove it.
If you define a “Home” as a fixed address, then, no, I don’t own my home. If for some reason you define “Home” as a detached single family dwelling, than anyone living in a townhouse or condo does not own their home.
If for some reason you determine that “Own” means paid off and debt free, then most of the population does not own their home.
The point I am making today is that there are many different ways to look at the same, and sometimes obvious, concept. What is obvious to us is may not even enter someone else’s mind.
Each of us sees the world through our own eyes and through our own perspective; a perspective which has been shaped and influenced by the culmination of our life experiences.
For example, earlier in my days I would have been too afraid of what people might think to consider living in an RV full time. Even when I first started living in Wanda full time, I would not tell people where I was living. Now, I proudly tell people that I live in Wanda, proudly so.
As I have said before, as far as I’m concerned I do own my home, I just don’t own the land underneath it.
Your perspective is not necessarily right, and it is not necessarily wrong, it is just yours. Right or wrong, all depend on what yardstick or criteria you are using to compare any opinion or perspective to.
As always: keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!