“The state of the human soul and the environment are interconnected—each affects the other.”–Marcus B. Nash
Caretakers and Stewards of Our Homes
Homes (and especially large estates) used to be lived in by the same families for generations, and every time the home was passed on, the new owner/family member had the responsibility to make sure it was kept in the same condition or better than the previous one. Called Primogeniture, this principle was based on family honor, responsibility, and duty to ensure that future generations would be taken care of. Sadly, that doesn’t happen much today. Homes are bought and sold so often, that it’s no wonder people don’t feel the same responsibility to their homes as they would if they were kept in the family and passed down from generation to generation. The only real accountability is not making very much money in the sale of the home if it’s not taken care of at the time of the purchase.
Why It’s Important
I think we should be caretakers and stewards of our homes as if they were always going to belong to us and our children’s children. Not only does it create a sense of pride and ownership for us and our communities, but it teaches our children the same responsibility for when they are grown up and become caretakers of their own homes.
I would love to be a part of a family estate someday. Maybe it’s because we moved every 3-4 years growing up, but I love the idea of permanence and an ancestral home.
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this! What do you think?
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