maxarine san franciscoFor quite a few years now the idea of decluttering, minimalism, abandoning and detaching from material possessions and valuing experiences more than things has been becoming more and more popular. I very much believe in all this with one significant exception – a home. Being attached to a place – be it your town or your dwelling is very natural and paramount to feeling like you belong to wherever you area.  It’s also essential to achieving the level of mental comfort and happiness that we want.

So many people today, especially in SF, love to refer to themselves as nomads or citizens of the planet. In the city where pretty much everyone has just got here or about to go some place else, it seems that homeless are not the only ones without a “home.”  In a desperate attempt to make their life (appear) interesting, people travel for way too long, trying to find something that they won’t or run away from something that they can’t. Or, they bounce from one city to another after living some place for a few months or year.  I pity them. Traveling and discovery new places is fun, but at what cost?

If I were to ask you where your home is, would you be able to give me a clear and unequivocal answer? – I know I couldn’t.

5 thoughts on “Home

  1. The physical is just the shell of it. We wander through life searching for the root and branches of our soul. Wherever we find it first, plants a memory that capusles that feeling of being. If we stay positioned,the memories build strong in one spot. We find completion sooner. Versus scattering seed across the board and jumping ship before the first storm hits.

    We are a society of petty self coronated wannabe gods and goddesses. Expecting a throne without the sacrifices and work. Look at us. We must step down and work together before our home materials decay on the sideline. Waiting all this time to be built.

  2. I am not a big fan of “digital nomads.” I prefer the term “work from home.” Home is wherever you feel good-inside your apartment, a cubicle with coworkers, or a beach. Can’t believe with this all this tech and “AI” we havent figured out how to do mass remote work…


    • Well said. Hopefully we are getting there sooner than later. Many of us don’t have the discipline to work from home or maybe it’s natural to feel a bit lonely and not motivated when you are not “at work”…

      • I really don’t think people are that much more motivated when they work in an office. Especially if they are trapped in a toxic or dull work culture, which most are. They escape by surfing the internet 6 of the 8 hours. So when they first start working remotely, they carry the same bad habits. It takes time to change. I had worked for a company that I dreaded and they allowed 1 day of remote work a week. To me it was a day to breathe and I didn’t get much done that day but “escape”. But now I am self employed, I wake up earlier each day than I ever did and am producing so much more.

      • I can imagine this has to suck. I guess this depends on where you work and who you are. If you were super extroverted and you look forward to going to work because you’re working with the right people then being in the office is a good thing. But if one of these things is missing, then it’s a different story. The ideal situation would be of course being free to work from home but also having an option to go into the office if you want to, and going maybe once or twice a week, assuming it’s not the toxic environment full of politics and backstabbers.

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