The Architecture of Happiness | Home
There's no place like home, and according to Alain de Botton, it's because home is where we feel like the truest version of ourselves. Curiously enough, de Botton alleges that home does not have to be where you 'store your clothes' as he puts it. It can be in a park, a store, or a religious building. Again, it's wherever you feel like your truest self. I think it's a wonderful bonus if your actual home provides this, considering how much time is spent there. We each need a home. De Botton writes, "We need a refuge to shore up our states of mind... We need our rooms to align us to desirable versions of ourselves and to keep alive the important, evanescent sides of us."