Grade 6

British Columbia

The Meaning of Home

The Meaning of Home
Home… they say home is where the heart is, that can be true. However, your home doesn’t have to be your house/living space. A home could be a certain country, state, province, city, town, village, neighbourhood, monument, building other than a house, another person’s house, or even a campsite/trailer park. Many people don’t have a house, but in many people’s opinion, everyone needs one. Hundreds, if not thousands of people must choose between paying rent, and other necessities including food and clothing. Doing some research, I found that people living in poverty live on as low as under two dollars a day. Lots of people think that people living in poverty live in poor countries, they are wrong. Have they even thought about San Francisco and Vancouver? Those are a few of the most expensive cities in the world. Many people living in those two cities don’t have a house, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have a home. As I said earlier, homes aren’t always your house.