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Dream Home? It’s Time for a More Meaningful Dream
I am not sure how it got started, but the idea of a ‘Dream Home’ has come to mean the biggest most beautiful home you can afford. As it turns out, this isn’t the path to happiness. A ‘Dream Home’ should be the home most compatible with the life you dream of living.
When I was a boy, I shared a room with my brother. Of course, our sister got her own room. It was a small home in a modest but pleasant neighborhood. It may not have been the most ideal arrangement but we did fine. I don’t remember ever feeling cheated. In time, my parents were able to move us into a bigger home. My best guess is that the new house was around 1600 square feet. Although that is small by today’s standards, it allowed us to each have our own room. In my eyes, that was great! I had my own personal space.
Today, everyone wants their ‘Dream Home’. In fact, even first time buyers are searching for a home that is usually nicer than that home my parents were able to upgrade to. The idea of stretching to buy the nicest home we can afford has ... more
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