Friday, February 22, 2008

The American Dream






I think the problems in the housing market happened because "we" changed the American Dream. Does a young family really need a huge house (maybe with a pool) with a gourmet kitchen in the exburbs - 40-50 miles from their jobs?

Build it and they will buy it. We'll make them want it - they'll have to have it. And now so many families are stuck.

Give me a two room cabin in the middle of the woods - and a screened in porch for the cats - just enough space for a comfy sofa, bookcases and a desk that can double as a table - one large fireplace (to help the solar panels) and a windmill outside making electricity for my laptop and CD player. Color me content with that dream.

3 Comments:

Blogger Samara Leigh said...

We are definitely made to feel that we have to have the huge house, luxury car, and latest tech toys. It is sad to see so many people losing their homes. And the domino effect it has had on the economy.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Samara Leigh said...

We are definitely made to feel that we have to have the huge house, luxury car, and latest tech toys. It is sad to see so many people losing their homes. And the domino effect it has had on the economy.

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel exactly the same way. Everytime I see one of these "McMansions" I wonder how many dozen children they must have to fill all of those rooms. It's a ridiculous state of affairs!

11:52 PM  

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