Grade 6

Cote Saint Luc

Meaning of Home

What comes to your mind when someone says the word “home”? This is a very interesting question which has no specific answer. I think that a home means not your house but the people who you’re living with.

A home can be made up of many different types of people as long as they’re people who you know you can trust and live with comfortably. If you don’t feel comfortable with the people who you live with or if you’re not happy living in your house then that house doesn’t count as your home. A home should be a place, anyplace in the world, where you feel comfortable and happy living there. Your home could be on the other side of the world from where you’re living as long as you would feel comfortable and happy there. If you live in Canada, but you think that you would be more comfortable and happy living in Australia then go for it! If you’ll be happier there then why shouldn’t you move there?

Of course, it’s not always that easy. Some people don’t have enough money to just pick up and leave, some people may not like where they’re living but don’t want to leave because that’s where they grew up, and some people don’t care if they’re not happy as long as they have a house and enough money to buy necessities. This is why some people and companies donate a lot of money to charities. These people and companies want to help prevent homelessness. The amount of homeless kids in Canada is actually quite shocking. I was shocked when I learned that the average age of a homeless person is 9 years old. If the average age of a homeless person is 9 years old, then think about how many kids are homeless in all of Canada! Out of 37.28 million people living in Canada, more than 3.5 million people are homeless and 1.35 million out of that are kids!

Do you feel “at home” in your house with the people you live with? Are you comfortable living where you do? These are the questions that a lot of people ask themselves. Some of these people don’t like where they live, but some just don’t like who they live with. Those people who don’t like who they live with are people just like me and you, they just don’t feel happy or comfortable with the people who they live with. If you didn’t like who you lived with, what would you do? I personally would wait until I’m older so that I could move out, but I do like who I live with. So I think about all those people who don’t. Feeling “at home” is a feeling that you feel when you’re comfortable and happy living where you do and with the people you live with.

A home is a feeling not a place. A house, however is a place and there are many differences between the two. For example: In a house there are tables, chairs and all the other furniture that you may have in your house. There’s a roof over your head and a bed to sleep in. There’s food and water. In a home there’s a certain warmth that you feel when you’re happy. There are people you love in a home. A home feels welcoming, peaceful, friendly. Ina home there is equality, and you should feel loved. These differences show how different a house can be from a home. Your home can be your house, it just depends on who you are.

In conclusion, if you like where you live, if you’re happy, then stay there. If you’re not happy, then feel free to try and move. A home is a feeling that you get when you feel happy in your house or wherever you live. A home can be your house but it is not always. Stay where you are if you’re happy!