What Makes A Place Feel Like Home?

Does concrete jungle make a place feel like home? To some, the answer is yes. To me? Not entirely. Does strong economic growth make a place look like home? To some, the answer is still yes. To me? Not completely. In my opinion, what makes a place feel like home is ultimately measured and determined by something intriguing yet mysterious that can only be felt from within our body and mind. A sense of profound knowing that lets us know, intuitively, that though we just set foot on the soil of a particular place; however, all the elements and surroundings have already convinced us successfully into murmuring to ourselves in our heart and head, “I think that I am home.”

When I was young, I thought that I only had one home. My home was the place, where my family lived and slept. Now as an adult, I have realized that home should not be only restricted to the conventional parameter of the confine of family living space, but it has more to do with where my heart is and feels at ease the most. It is the heart that makes a place feel and look like home. After all, it is responsible for producing a sense of belonging; a subtlety that can only be felt to understand its realness, depth and profundity.

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