Do we really need to work 20+ years to earn the right to call a house 'home'? Isn't there a better way to contribute to society and have a fulfilling life?
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Are you saying you can't feel at home in a rented place?
I think you can, but it's a little harder when it belongs to someone else that you have to answer to. It's not even just having to answer to someone, you have to go through them for a wide variety of things because it's not *yours*, and depending on the landlord that can range from inconvenient to downright painful.
There are some people who manage to do remote work (like programming or coding) and they travel the world and stay in different places instead. I always thought that was a cool way to live.
In Canada real estate has drained investment capital from other, more productive (in terms of GDP growth) uses of capital. I argue that getting a mortgage and buying a house is a large _consumption_ of capital that doesn't contribute as much as it could to society.